Lightroom mobile: "Before" 3-finger tap & hold should show desktop edits as well.

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Lightroom mobile tap and hold using three fingers in loupe should show picture before edits. It seems to only work when edits have been carried out in LR mobile. One would expect to see the picture before edits regardless of where the edits have been applied.
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That is expected behavior.

Ignore this (incorrect) ***Example: If you set an image to +1 Exposure and then sync to Lightroom mobile. The slider on that image on your device is at 0 not +1 when synced. It has always been thus. ****

I am converting this to a feature request to see if there are others who would like to see this behavior.
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My experience contradicts a bit what you say Rikk: when I set shadows to +79 for a pic in LR desktop and sync, LR mobile shows +79 as well. This applies to all settings like contrast, highlights, whites, blacks etc. Therefore one would expect that the 3-finger tap/hold would reveal the pic with settings=0 similar to the desktop before/after behaviour.
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I am going to stand corrected on the numbers of the slider-they do show. I have modified my previous post to mark the incorrect section.

If I take an image and go +1 on Exposure on the desktop and allow it to sync I get a +1 image on the device. Before/After on Desktop and Device agree.

Now, on device take image +1 additional exposure for a +2 overall and allow to sync. Device shows 0-Before +2 after. Desktop shows 0 Before +2 After. They both agree.

I must be missing something in your steps that allow me to get a different before and after between device and desktop. Can you give me precise steps to follow?
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In my case the only thing changing is the word "before" appearing at the top of the screen. The picture stays the same. Maybe it's a problem on my iPad. I'll try trashing and reinstalling the app and let you know. Tks for your help.
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Make sure you hold the three-finger gesture down for a long time to ensure you are seeing the change. Sometimes there is a delay in the image updating.
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I have held the gesture over a minute, not any better. I'll go for the reinstall now. Tks.
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Let us know how it goes.
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OK I reinstalled and still suffer the same behaviour. I tried with raw pics, jpg pics, forced download yes/no - still same issue. There is no way to see the pic before changes... And I made a test with a pic where I pushed some values to the max 100% in order to be sure that I see a difference, but no luck. I am using an iPad Mini 2 with the latest iOS 8.1.1

I've installed LR mobile on my iPhone. I have the same problem there as well... Not sure how we can move forward...
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I agree with this bug.

The "before" view (three finger tap and hold gesture) only shows the edits that were made on the device, not all the way back to before anything happened in lightroom desktop. To me this is not behaving as I would expect.
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Indeed, same feeling here Jose, I would prefer seeing converged behavior between desktop and the mobile app. Still waiting on my side...
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You need to start clicking the +1 in the first post if you want to see a behavior change... So far, only the original poster has done so.