roy_ross's profile

8 Messages

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500 Points

Wed, Jul 6, 2011 2:46 PM

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Lightroom: Provide a large preset preview when you hover over a preset

I have numerous presets. It is a hassle to not be able to see the image options in the main viewing window but just the minature navigator window which is not realistic to use to see possible outcomes. If we could hoover our mouse over the preset and see them as we go on, it would increase productivity (ctrl z, preset, cnrll z), and be easy on our capacity for production.

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132 Points

7 y ago

Make this already!

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100.2K Points

6 y ago

As a workaround, the Any Source plugin now provides the ability to quickly search develop presets as well as use the up- and down-cursor keys to quickly preview them on the full-size image.

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128 Points

just amazing, excellent work, John! Many thanks for providing this plugin

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I moved the preset-preview functionality of Any Source into a separate plugin, Any Preset.

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152 Points

It looks like it doesn't work with the GPU enabled in Develop mode. Also, with 2 monitors it seems to get confused and displays previews for different presets on different monitors.

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Yes, unfortunately a LR bug prevents it from working properly with the GPU enabled in Develop mode. Re the issue with 2 monitors, could you please email details of the problem at the support email address listed in the Support section of the Any Preset Web page? Thanks much.

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I released a new version of Any Preset that works around LR's GPU bug (which also caused the wrong previews on second displays).

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152 Points

this works great ! Thanks for fixing it.

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110 Points

6 y ago

I agree with this suggestion. Honestly, it doesn't make much sense as a user for me to have a little tiny preview where I have to watch to see how a preset may effect my image when I have the large image. Seems like a waste of space to have the tiny preview. In my experience, my eye is typically on my main large image in the develop module, then I have to take my eye off of the main image to focus on my preset list and then watch the tiny preview window to see how it looks, apply the preset and then undo if I don't like it and try again. It causes the eye to constantly go back and forth around the screen. I'd like to be able to look at my main image and hover over the preset one at a time to see how each one looks without taking my eye off the image. It would save a lot of time and frustration. I understand if applying the preset to a smaller image could be better for the computer's resources, but give users the option to apply the preset preview to the large main image or the small image so they can choose.

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152 Points

6 y ago

it's surprising that such a basic functionality has not been added in at least four years and several major revisions...

8 Messages

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222 Points

6 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Navigator View in LR Develop module.

Would love to have an option to switch the navigator view and main view in the Develop module in LR. I realize this is process heavy, but as I try to view different presets for the best image result the navigator thumbnail is sometimes not enough and a larger view would be great.

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60 Points

6 y ago

Yes, this would be really convenient. I used to use Aperture and I'm pretty sure I was able to do the large viewer preset preview in it.

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488 Points

5 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Preview Presets on Image vs Navigation Panel.

When hovering over presets, the navigation panel just doesnt get it.   Why not show the preview on the actual image without applying?   Would be a smart move on Adobes part.

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488 Points

5 y ago

Wow, lots of comments on preview for presets.   I guess Adobe isnt listening to us!!!!!   Adobe LISTEN to your customers!!!!!!

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144 Points

5 y ago

I think it would be great if, while scrolling down the presets and seeing their result in the Navigator window, that you could Ctrl-click to select the previews you like, then view the the selected previews in a grid with sizable thumbnails.  Then maybe be able to X (remove) preview images from the grid so that you can choose the one's you'd like to apply by process of elimination.

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35K Points

5 y ago

It's impossible to tell anything about subtle differences with the little preview, and I agree that being able to select and preview more than one in a grid would also be helpful. Previewing and making decisions about looks is such an important part of image editing, I'm a little surprised LR hasn't come up with something to make it easier. Topaz and On One, after all, have done quite a bit in that direction. It's one of the main reasons I usually apply presets in the plugins, not LR.

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202 Points

4 y ago

This request is now six years old. It's unfortunate a functionality for viewing larger previews of presets isn't implemented by now.

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1.6K Points

4 y ago

Thanks for reporting this. We will consider.

Thanks,
Ganesh.

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202 Points

Thanks so much Ganesh, I appreciate your efforts in this.
Best,
Dennis

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274 Points

Me too!!! Thank you very much Ganesh! I wish it comes true!

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260 Points

3 y ago

Not only is this request now six years old, it appears that this feature exists in the new Lightroom CC. Unfortunately, CC is at the moment too basic for use as a full editor (no brushes, for example).  If you can roll over a preset in CC and preview the impact, surely it could be easy to implemented in what is now known as Lightroom Classic (for desktop). And clearly Adobe has seen the value in doing this, or it would not be in CC.

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202 Points

Wow, didn't know the feature is implemented in the basic editor!
Would be nice if there's a bit more feedback from Adobe about this. All over forums people are requesting this feature for six years. Capture One has this feature already I just saw on Youtube.  Hovering over the preset (styles as they call it), and voila, large preview.

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Adobe has had a habit of testing features in the consumer software before incorporating it in the pro software — PS Elements appears to have been a testing ground for features later brought into PS, often improved for the pro crowd. So if they have it now in LR CC, maybe there's hope they will soon have it in LR Classic once they've worked out any kinks.

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260 Points

There is one very annoying kink. The presets panel in the new CC is narrow, which doesn't allow display of the full preset name. I don't see any way to adjust the panel size or type size. So you can roll over each preset, with the effects shown on the full image, but you don't know the name of the preset. Because individual presets in the same family tend to start with the same words you see something like "A Winter'sTale Alll in one... without the important part, which comes after the dots. This also makes it difficult to choose an individual preset.  In Lightroom Classic the panel size is adjustable and the type smaller, so seeing the full name isn't a problem. There is a way to rename individual presets in CC, but it would take forever to do a long list of presents. An easy fix would be to have resizable panels in CC.

Adobe Administrator

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109 Messages

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2.9K Points

3 y ago

Hi all,

This feature should be present in today's Lightroom Classic CC 7.2 version. Please update your application and let us know what you think!

Sorry about that - see below.

Thanks,
Melissa

Adobe Administrator

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Hey John,

I'm sorry about that. I've jumped the gun here and unfortunately, this feature is not implemented. I've changed the status to reflect the correct status.

Thanks for catching this,
Melissa

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3 y ago

Hi Melissa, 

In LR 7.2, I don't see the Develop loupe view changing when I hover over presets, just the small Navigator thumbnail.  See this screen recording: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xsjz2dke6bfokk4/preset-hover.2018.02.13.mov?dl=0 .  Am I misunderstanding something?  Thanks.

Adobe Administrator

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Hey John,

I'm sorry about that. I've jumped the gun here and unfortunately, this feature is not implemented. I've changed the status to reflect the correct status.

Thanks for catching this,
Melissa