Default Zoom Level on Retina Displays

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I'm using a 27" iMac with a 5K Retina display, and Lightroom's default "zoom in" level of 1:1 doesn't really help me to accurately judge whether a photo is really sharp and in focus. On conventional (ie. not Hi-DPI) displays this isn't a problem, but on Retina/Hi-DPI displays, I need to switch to a 2:1 zoom level to accurately judge focus and sharpness.

Unfortunately, this selection is not preserved through sessions. When I restart Lightroom, it's back to 1:1, and I have to adjust it again.

I'd like to suggest that Lightroom remembers the user's "zoom in" level between sessions so that it's not necessary to manually switch to 2:1 on Retina displays.

Alternatively, making the 1:1 zoom de-facto a 2:1 zoom on Retina/Hi-DPI displays (like Topaz Labs does) would also help.

Thanks for the consideration.
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Alexander S. Kunz

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