4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 22, 2015 9:24 AM by sheilsoft

    Lack of sharpness in Full Screen...


      I've just noticed how 'unsharp' the rendering is of an image when viewed in Full Screen 'F' mode. When checking on Google, I see this has been an issue since early LR5.

      Is this still a known fault, and if so, are there any workarounds, or is a there a fix in the pipeline?


      When I've finished working on an image, I like to preview it full screen. There is an obvious lack of resolution/sharpness when compared to that in Loupe view or Develop module work area. This annoyingly means I can't accurately judge the quality of my final work full screen.


      Windows 7, Lightroom CC 2015 6.1


      Any help appreciated.

        • 1. Re: Lack of sharpness in Full Screen...
          dj_paige Level 9

          What kind of photos are these, RAW or JPG or TIF or ??? What is the size of these images in pixels (width and height)?

          • 2. Re: Lack of sharpness in Full Screen...
            sheilsoft Level 1

            RAW, 6000 x 4000 pixels from Nikon D7100.

            • 3. Re: Lack of sharpness in Full Screen...
              trshaner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              I'm on Windows 7 with LR 2015.1.1 with no full-screen issues. Try disabling 'Use Graphics Processor' in LR Preferences> Performance tab. If this does not resolve the issue tell us what monitor(s) you are using and if the image is unsharp in both the Library and Develop modules or just one of them.

              • 4. Re: Lack of sharpness in Full Screen...
                sheilsoft Level 1

                I have previously tried disabling the use graphics processor, (and various preview size & quality settings, returning to Auto 1366pix & High), with no improvement, and as this problem was first reported in version 5, pre-dating the v6 processor influence, I doubt that is the issue. It does seem better when you press F for full screen, then click on screen to zoom in. The flag 'loading' comes up, presumably generating a 1:1 preview, then when you zoom out again the full screen image looks better. If this is the culprit, why not generate the 1:1 immediately when entering full screen?


                Anyway, not sure if that is it... but will monitor the situation over the next few days.


                Even with this being flagged in LR5, I personally can't remember any issues with LR v5.7.