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Thu, Oct 11, 2012 12:50 PM

Lightroom: LR 4.2 displaying blurry grid images when in "import"

Lightroom 4.2 (downloaded 10/10/12) displaying blurry grid images, regardless of size, when in "import" whether jpg or nef. Single large image display fine. Other modules display grid mode with no issues.

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8 years ago

Did you not experience this problem with earlier versions?

What camera is that?

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And post a screenshot, please.

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8 years ago

Nikon D300

Not a problem with 4.1, or 3.x

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Mac or Windows?
Can you post a screenshot?

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Windows 7 x64, see next post for photo. Sorry for the delay, out of town for the weekend.

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8 years ago

What camera are you shooting with?

You could try rebuilding the preview file.
Quit LR
Catalog settings > General > click Show > Doubleclick the Lightroom Folder > Delete the Catalog Previews.lrdata file
Restart LR

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D300

Removed the Previews.Irdata directory, did not make a difference.

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Are all of the images blurry? or just some of them?

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And is it this way in Library View? or only during Import?

Where are you importing from?

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Library view is fine, only happens when you go into import mode.

Importing from the HDD, once imported and in Library they view fine in the grid.

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8 years ago

I would like to point out that there appears to be a blurry-causing bug on 4.2 that may be related to this, which is currently filed over here.

For me, the issue occurs on portrait-oriented photos, on the filmstrip AND secondary monitor, ONLY in develop mode. 100% reproducible. For the filmstrip, it only occurs when the item is active. If you then move to another portrait image, both thumbnails remain blurry. If you move to a landscape, the portrait thumbnails return to being sharp. Simultaneously, as the portrait image is rendered on the secondary display, it begins sharp and then turns blurry, with its thumbnail turning blurry at the same time.

The below image shows the phenomenon occurring on the filmstrip. Windows 7x64, ATI Radeon 5870 GPU, 16GB RAM, Intel Core i7 2600K, 256GB SSD, LR 4.2.

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Forking a bad merge. Please reference the new topic here: Blurry Previews in LR 4.2

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To reproduce, attach a second monitor and enable the Loupe (Normal) view on the Seconday Display. Then, enter Develop mode for a raw-format photograph. After adjusting the Shadows slider, observe that the loupe is blurry/pixelated until a manual zoom operation is performed on the loupe.

Those same steps yield the expected result in LR 4.1 (no blurry badness), but not in LR 4.2.

I'm on OS X 10.6.x, however this has been reported by users in many different OS configurations.

Examples and test cases available from Adobe community:
http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1075988
http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1076115
http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1077341
(and many more)

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Secondary Window Loupe is blurry or pixelated after making Develop adjustments in Lightroom 4.2.

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Forking a bad merge. Please reference the new topic here: Secondary Window Loupe is blurry or pixelated after making Develop adjustment...

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There seems to be an issue with blurry thumbnails/2nd monitor loupe display in develop module after upgrading to LR4.2 from LR4.1

Library Thumbnail


Develop Thumbnail


More Discussion in topic on Lightroom Discussions Area :
http://forums.adobe.com/thread/107598...

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
LR4.2 2nd Display Blurry.

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Forking a bad merge. Please reference the new topic here: Lightroom 4.2: Secondary Display Blurry

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8 years ago

In my case I am using a single display, and the problem is only in "import", "Develop" looks fine.

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You're right. I've forked the other three posts into a separate topic.

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Thanks Paul. Where are you importing from? Are images blurry if you import from the hard disk? or only camera? or card?

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8 years ago

Paul,
Can you try with new catalog?
Create a new catalog, and import from there. Let us know if that is blurry as well.
This will rule out anything catalog specific, or point us to your catalog.

Also, can you provide us with any sample images that import blurry?
You can use dropbox, or similar service to share with us.

Thanks!
Pete

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Pete,

Probably will not be able to get to it till next week. Having issues at work getting ready for Sandy, not a happy thought.

Just to clarify, they are not importing blurry, only blurry when in grid mode when selecting for import. If I go to single image display when in "import" they look fine.

This is happening with any photo regardless of camera, whether current photo, or years old, whether jpg, or nef.

If you are east coast, stay dry and safe!!

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Thanks Paul, get back to us when you can give the new catalog a try and we'll pick this back up when you have availability.

I am on the west coast, but same to you, be safe!

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Right now I wish I was on your side of the country, however don't like shaking land! We are in a direct path for where she is expected to make land! Will be in touch next week when things settle down.