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Fri, Sep 21, 2018 2:21 PM

Lightroom CC: "Grid view" vs "Film strip view" confusing UX

A few days ago I was facing the problem I could not edit multiple pictures capture time (see here Lightroom CC: Ability to change EXIF capture date/time). In this topic (thanks to Victoria) I found that In Grid view Lightroom behaves somewhat different then in Film strip view. Everything seems to look the same, but once it affects all selected photos and once only one photo even with multiple selected. Here the Grid view has more capabilities than the same in Film strip view.

Today I got another lesson. If I press Delete button on physical keyboard in Grid view, picture is being removed from an album. BUT if I do exact same thing in Film strip view I get those pictures permanently deleted and lost (trash functionality of course was not implemented yet). So this time the Film strip view is more powerful and has bigger consequences then Grid view, so it is exactly the opposite logic then in previous issue with editing capture time.

I am switching from Grid to Filmstrip only because I want to see big or smaller images and I definitely do not expect such a differences in app behaviour pressing exactly same buttons. 

Please, don't you have some UI / UX expert nearby to bring some rules into app behaviour? 

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3 y ago

That doesn't sound right dwbmb. The Delete key should only remove from an album, regardless of view. Opt D on Mac is Delete from the everywhere.

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3 y ago

I've created a bug in the interest of consistency on the KBSC. 

LrCC Windows - in Album - Loupe View [Del] deletes from everywhere.
LrCC Windows - in Album - Grid View [Del] removes from Album.

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3 y ago

And I found another one inconsistency. Copy/Paste settings affects all selected photos in Grid View but only one of many selected photos (roll a dice method?) in Loupe View (which I used to call film strip).

I really do not want Lightroom to behave that differently only based on how big picture I want to see. And I also do not want to keep switching between views all the time because something works on this one and something else works on another one, not very helpful too. It is just another view, not another editing tool, editing should work the same there. 

I want Lightroom to behave consistently and predictably throughout the whole app, definitely not based on actual "zoom level".

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3 y ago

Updates to the Lightroom CC Ecosystem and Lightroom Classic CC were released earlier today. Please update your software and let us know if you are still experiencing this issue.