Lightroom: Dimmed Previews

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Lightroom — please add an option in preferences to dim previews of rejected images in the Library module. The thumbnails are dimmed, but the full image remains fully visible. This becomes frustrating when clicking back and forth through images without the thumbnail bar visible — it's hard to remember which items are rejected and the only recourse is to turn on info overlay and set one line to Common Attributes. Even this is not ideal because it uses wordy text rather than easy icons to show the state of the photo's rating ("Rating 5" vs. just showing 5 stars... another area for improvement).

Thanks!
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Joseph Rivera

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Posted 6 years ago

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Dorin Nicolaescu-Musteață, Champion

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How would you tell a rejected image from a low-contrast one?

Agree about ratings display.
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Joseph Rivera

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I think a text overlay would do it nicely — a light "Rejected" in the center of the image.
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No need to dim, then...
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Joseph Rivera

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If they made the text large enough, that'd be true. However, dimming adds a powerful visual cue and could be accomplished in a way that wasn't mistakable for low-contrast images. For instance, they could overlay a pattern rather than just lowering contrast (see attached examples).





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Remember that the loupe view can have a customized info preview come up (and, optionally, stay up).

I have mine have a line where it prints the current state of the image, so rejected images say "Rejected".
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Common Attributes in View > Options