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Sun, Oct 11, 2020 11:27 AM

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Lightroom Desktop: Higher resolution sharing on the web: pre-generate several JPEGs, even if it uses my quota

Photos viewed in the browser via a share link seem to be currently scaled so that the longer edge is not wider than 2048px. It is rather low in my opinion: it may be just enough for a Full HD screen (1920px wide) but these are becoming increasingly obsolete. A lot of people already view these pictures on 4K screens with the horizontal resolution of 3840px, making every image in the share appear as a thumbnail not even stretching to the edges of the browser window. And 8K monitors are coming! I think Adobe needs to address this problem if they want Lightroom CC to be a single stop for editing and sharing pictures. 

 

I anticipate there are several technological problems here. First is that higher resolution photos take longer to download, making viewing them in a browser a frustrating experience (a problem I have with sharing pictures via OneDrive, which doesn't pre-generate scaled-down previews). Another is that the pre-generated JPEGs would take more storage on Adobe servers. 

 

So here's the deal: could you pre-generate several thumbnails of every shared picture, in different resolution, potentially up to the full resolution of the picture, and dynamically choose the resolutions to load based on the client's internet connection? What YouTube does, basically. And if you make this "high-resolution sharing" a box I need to ticket when creating a share, with a message warning it will use up more of my storage quota, I would be OK with it.

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2 Messages

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80 Points

2 months ago

I mean, 8K monitors are of course already here, but are not very common with an average consumer. Just saying, because I'm sure someone will correct me on this.

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232 Points

a month ago

yes, it's extremely frustrating that all images on the web (Web albums and Lightroom web) are shrunk to 2048px on the largest side. It looks very unprofessional (putting it very mildly) on anything bigger than a phone. It's objectively not this hard to solve in this day and age, and many free products do a better job there. Shame on you, Adobe.