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It sounds like OpenGL redraw is hanging. It's suspended while dragging, but should normally kick in as you cross the mid-line and drop the file (not before).
OpenGL should smooth out jagged lines and edges, but some people think it's a bit much, probably a matter of taste.
In any case, viewed at 100% there should be no difference. This maps one image pixel to exactly one screen pixel, and is the only really accurate view. You should always view at 100% for critical purposes.
So it's not the file, just how it's drawn on-screen.
Thank you for your response!!
Is there any way to fix this? All of the files that have been saved on the laptop screen, when dragged over to the monitor are still nice and crisp when viewing in Bridge. Any files saved on the monitor are soft in Bridge. It is very unsettling to see and it makes me think there is something wrong with the files. Please tell me there is a way for me to lessen the smoothed lines on the monitor ~ it is going to make me sick to my stomach!!
It makes me feel I am giving blurry images to my clients. I view things in Bridge and if they are going to be this soft I will never thing my images are ok to give to clients!!
Also, any images saved in Photoshop, on the monitor stay soft when transferred bridge is transferred back to the laptop. I have to reserve on the laptop to have them look crisp again.
I am sorry to be saying the same thing over and over!! I am just not ok with the way it is and hope there is a way to lessen the look (as you described) because I will never be able to say "that is just the way it is ~ the pictures will be fine"!
Yes, but I am looking for away to eliminate it looking soft/blurry all together, without having to check each individual image in bridge. I do not have the time to check each individual image in bridge at 100% to make sure it saved correctly. I am not sure anyone would. Everything looks fine in photoshop...it is the images in bridge after being saved look this way. Bridge is my main place I check things out, cull etc. If things look blurry there then I am not going to feel safe sending to clients.
Anything I have saved in photoshop and looked at in bridge (on the laptop) looks good. I then drag it over to the monitor and they still look good. If the issue is OpenGL, then why is it not doing it to the other images already saved on the laptop? They are all being dragged to the monitor as well.
Ah, so it's only Bridge that's blurry - not Photoshop? I misunderstood.
In that case it's probably the preview cache. You're not really seeing the image itself, you're seeing a jpeg preview that Bridge builds and stores separately from the file.
Try to right-click and "purge cache". If that works, you can go into Bridge Preferences and purge the entire cache. It will get rebuilt.
Hey ~ yeah I am thinking it is more to do with bridge. I tried to "purge cache" and it made no difference