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Wed, Oct 28, 2020 3:50 PM

Lightroom Classic: Zoom position gets changed (in compare view) when skipping one picture with the keyboard right arrow

Hello,

now there is a new problem connected with LrC10:

When using the compare view to compare several pictures the zoom position is changed (in both pictures) when skipping one picture with the keyboard right arrow. This is very annoying when comparing pictures shot in a series.

Help will be appreciated.

Regards

Markus

Lightroom Classic 10.0 @ Windows 10 Pro (Version 10.0.18363 Build 18363) @ Intel i7-6700K @ Radeon HD7950

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When you say "zoom position", do you mean which part of the photo is displayed (e.g. upper-right corner), or do you mean the zoom level (e.g. Fit, 100%, 200%)?

In my LR 10 / Windows and LR / Mac, both the zoom position and the zoom level are preserved as I use right-arrow in Compare view. This with View > Lock Zoom Position checked and unchecked.

Perhaps you could make a screen recording, showing grid view and then invoking Compare view:

https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/how-to-record-your-screen 

Upload the recording to Dropbox, Youtube, or similar and post the sharing link here.

You could try resetting LR's preferences:

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/articles-page/how-do-i-reset-lightrooms-preferences/ 

LR sometimes soils its preferences file, and resetting it can fix all sorts of wonky behavior. The article explains how to restore your old preferences file if it doesn't help.

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Thanks for your reply!

With "zoom position" I mean which part of the photo is displayed (e.g. upper-right corner). The zoom level remains as before when pressing right-arrow.

I'm going to check your suggestions tomorrow and let you know the behaviour.

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I recorded an animated GIF. The program focus is in the right picture and I'm only pressing right or left arrow:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!Aqnz4d61BlsrgpJOtH1KQsS-CM3KHw?e=gvVKXa

You can see that in both pictures the viewing position gets moved constantly.

Hint: The viewing position is not synchronized between left and right in that case.

Sometimes it seems, that there's an object detection that follows the bird!?

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On the Tool Bar, in the Zoom Section do you have the Padlock locked or unlocked?

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It is locked.

You can see it here: 

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I tried to replicate the same steps you were taking, but the zoom position didn't shift for me. 

Let us know if resetting preferences fixes the problem.

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Another thought: Is it remotely possible that the images that shift have different pixel dimensions, e.g. a crop was applied in-camera or in LR, perhaps by accident?   You can easily check that -- change the Info Display (type "i") so the pixel dimensions display.

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The pixel dimensions are all identical.

Is there an object detection that tries to follow the object?

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No object detection for zoom position.

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Resetting the preferences also didn't solve that behaviour.

Lightroom Classic 10.0 @ Windows 10 Pro (Version 10.0.18363 Build 18363) @ Intel i7-6700K @ Radeon HD7950