Lightrooom: Changing the Quality of the previews via the File handling Menu in Catalog Settings...

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Hi,

When I change the Quality of the Preview Cache (Lightroom - Catalog Settings - File Handling), how long does it take for the pictures to render that change. Is there a command to force Lightroom to render the Quality of the pictures inside new? If not, please do...

Aperture, I just switched, has more or the less the same idea with previews, but there you can force Aperture to make those changes.... It's really a good idea...

But I reckon, Lightroom has it as well, does it?

Cheers Raymond
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Once you change the preview specifics in the Catalog Settings dialog, you can force the previews to render by going to the Library menu and choosing Previews > Render Standard Sized Previews. You could also choose Render 1:1 Previews.

Depending on the number of photos in your catalog, the preview rendering could take a while. I suggest starting it when you're ready to walk away for a while and let it work.

If you don't force-render the previews, Lightroom will work on updating them in the background, or render them sooner if needed (for example, when you view an image in Library Loupe or zoom 1:1).
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Thanks for the reply... it worked!