Lightroom 6: Quality setting not remembered after quitting and relaunching

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The new "Quality" setting for slideshows (at the bottom of the "Playback" section of Slideshow settings) is not remembered across launches of Lightroom 6.

It always resets to "Standard" when you quit and relaunch Lightroom 6.

I want it always set to "High" (which I believe is the equivalent of how things were in Lightroom 5.x), and I don't think I should have to reset it every time I quit and reopen Lightroom.

Even though it didn't look like this setting was template-dependent, I tried this anyway: created a new slideshow template, changed the "Quality" setting to "High," and updated the preset settings, quit Lightroom 6, relaunched it, and re-chose the preset. The "Quality" setting had reverted to "Standard."

I also tried resetting my Lightroom preferences (including deleting all old Lightroom preferences), and still saw the problem.

I'm using Lightroom 6.0 on Mac OS X 10.9.5.

Let me know if there is more information I can provide. Thanks!
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Scott McGuire

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Posted 4 years ago

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Noel Obst

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Same problem here with LR CC on Win7, 2560x1600 display
Slideshowtext burry, slideshow unusable :(
Quality has to be set to "high" every time LR starts
LR always uses LR default slideshow and not my personal slideshow (with "+" sign) when LR starts.
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With PDF export of the slideshow, the text rendering seems to be ok,
but when exporting the slideshow as JPG images via the slideshow menu, the text items are missing :(
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Martin Ohye

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I am using LR 6 on Win8. I am seeing the same blur effect in slideshows, and worse - some pictures appear to get stuck showing a painfully low resolution version of the image, but this only appears to happen in Impromptu Slideshows (of what I have seen so far). Turning 'Use Graphics Processor' on or off does not help. I also see the quality always goes back to Standard when LR is restarted (if it was set to High or Draft) and as far as I can tell the quality of the images in a slideshow does not change regardless of what Quality is set to.
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Scott McGuire

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This is not fixed in Lightroom 6.1, Mac OS X 10.9.5 - behavior is still exactly the same as I described in my original post.

Some acknowledgement that Adobe is aware of this issue, and whether it's going to be fixed, would be nice.

I can't imagine why you wouldn't want to provide a way to default to High-quality slideshows, either by remembering the "Quality" setting or at least making it part of the Slideshow template settings.

The result is that Lightroom 6, every time you start it, apparently has worse quality slideshows than Lightroom 5.

I use impromptu slideshows a lot, and having to remember to change the setting every time I start up Lightroom is annoying.