3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 20, 2017 1:17 AM by D Fosse

    Awful map in dark photos (Develop module)


      Hi guys, I have troubles with LR and hope you can help me. If you look at attached photo, you can see an awful map in red lined area. It looks like very compressed jpg. BUT I edited this photo a time ago on the same computer with the same LR general settings as I have now and it wasn`t there - so it is not the camera or editing fault. It appears in dark areas of photos and only in Develop module (Library is ok). Do you have any ideas what could be supposed for it? Preview quality is set to the high.

      Thank you very much


        • 1. Re: Awful map in dark photos (Develop module)
          D Fosse Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Lightroom 5 on Mac OS Sierra?


          Color management is broken in any Lr version earlier than 6/CC under Sierra. You get clipped shadows and heavy color banding. Apple dropped support for some API/framework used by Lightroom prior to 6/CC.


          If that's not it, please provide a lot more detail.

          • 2. Re: Awful map in dark photos (Develop module)
            Radek_cz Level 1

            Exactly, LR5 running on Sierra

            I was searching a lot for solution, but unsuccessfully. Do you have any ideas how can I fix it? Or where can I find that API/framework?


            • 3. Re: Awful map in dark photos (Develop module)
              D Fosse Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              You just have to bite the bullet and upgrade Lightroom to 6 (which works fine). There's nothing you can fix. These things are deeply integrated in the operating system.


              This is Apple, not Lightroom. Apple's policy is that the operating system itself is directly involved in all color management, and if the OS changes, applications have to change with it, or they get left behind like in this case.


              Windows has a different policy and this can't happen. Windows doesn't do any color management at all - it just hands everything over to the application itself. If the application color management works, it works. Simple, but efficient and reliable.