Lightroom: Add Retina Display support (new Macbook Pro)

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Apple release a new Macbook Pro with Retina Display (2880x1800). Applications need to be optimize to support this resolution. More Mac computers will have this type of display in future and I'm suppose Windows computer too.

Please considerate to adapt Lightroom to this new display.
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Lucas Janin

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Posted 6 years ago

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TigrouMeow

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Yes, please. I can't use LR on my new MacBook Pro... the images look terrible :(
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Nick Lound

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This needs to happen sooner rather than later! Bad times.
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Berenwulf

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Yup, please update it or we will switch to aperture :D
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Lee Jay

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Let's see, 4.1 came out on May 30th. At three months each on average, that would put 4.2 at August 30th or thereabouts. My guess is this issue will be taken care of in 4.2.
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Lucas Janin

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I hop will be have a release candidate before :-)
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Nick Lound

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I'm one step ahead of Ivan I'm already on aperture for the next month or so until you update it.
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TigrouMeow

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I am thinking about Aperture too, with another bunch of photographers as well. We don't have the choice it seems, August 31st is a long time. I am a developer and I estimate that adding the support for Retina will take only one developer for one day. So just do it, or send the the code. It is really an easy update, and it would be great to have at least a beta we can use.
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"I don't mind testing an alpha or beta release. We are hungry users here, and we need something to work with. Probably most of us sold our previous laptop to get the new one, and work on the spot (and not on a desktop computer)."

Why would you buy a computer that can't use the software you depend on?
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Nick Lound

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To stay on top! On this occassion in the short-run it kind of backfires but in the long-run...
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TigrouMeow

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Exactly. No regret!
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Lee Jay

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To stay on top of what? The cost/usefulness ratio curve? It cost a lot and isn't useful. Seems borderline insane to me.
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Nick Lound

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Yeah but it's sooooooo fast :P and when they do sort it out my workflow will be unbelievable.
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Carsten

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I can't say if it takes a day, several days, a week, a month. But I think what is a bit disappointing is that Adobe has not communicated anything about when an update will happen. we all know it will but will it be in the next update? will the plan to have an earlier update? or will it take even longer than a month?

i think communication or the lack of it is what is the most annoying.
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Until we finish the work, we don't know exactly how long it will take.
And we can't make statements about unannounced versions.
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Carsten

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Chris, is this really an official answer? ... "until we finish the work we don't know exactly how long it will take" ... ???
isn't that what companies have project managers for? Adobe is not able to analyze a problem with its software and then map out a project plan and set a deadline on when it will be addressed? if Adobe is not able to do that then I think the company has more problems than a couple of unhappy Lightroom users that don't have a retina version.

and you can't make statements about unannounced versions?? again ??? what? So Adobe can't make a statement that we will address this issue in the next update, or we are working on it. you can't make that kind of statement?
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We've already said we're working on it. And we really can't make statements about unannounced versions -- so I can't tell you when it would arrive, even if I knew..
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Lucas Janin

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Adobe add "under Consideration" on this request.

Perhaps, if more people promote this idea, Adobe can go faster :-)
So can you share this page to all your contacts, Facebook ,Twiter, Google+,...

Thanks
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Arnd Drifte

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Please update LR quickly!
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Joachim Frey

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Yes, please. I can't use LR on my new MacBook Pro Retina :-(
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The last post on this thread may be of interest: http://forums.adobe.com/message/45467...
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Robert Peters

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Mountain Lion (when released) will support independent scaling of images and text. This allows images to make full use of the 2880x1800 screen without text getting scaled down.
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Jao van de Lagemaat

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This would be great. Aperture looks absolutely amazing on this machine. Lightroom ... not so much.
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TigrouMeow

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Meanwhile we can use the software called SetRes, it will set your OSX to use the maximum resolution of the screen directly. LR will look super small but very usable. http://wineskin.urgesoftware.com/tiki... (the second link)
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I love Lightroom and will love it more when it updates it to take advantage of Retina Displays
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RicardoP

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Please update Lightroom otherwise I will have to start to use Aperture !!
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Neil Barnwell

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I too would love to see this done. I'm thinking of buying the retina MBP and am putting off both that and a purchase of LR4 until there's an update.
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redgreen

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No fun having to use Aperture after just making the switch to LR4 this year.
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Dean Ayres

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Agreed. Please update soonn.
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Brad Green

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Please Please Please!
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Unfortunately, i'm moving to Aperture.. Lightroom on retina is only slightly usable in combination with SetResX, so the screen is set to 2880x1800, which makes the interface almost too small to use..
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Well, Aperture is not as good. I had to give it a try but still... The biggest issue I have with LR + SetResX is that it is quite slow. When you use it a the "Retina" resolution it is much faster to work with. Let's hope for a new release or even a beta. We need something.
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slideshow does not handle the MBP Retina full res...
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Jao van de Lagemaat

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Finally got my MBPr (amazing machine) and I was surprised to discover that Lightroom DOES support the retina display, but only in Library. The previews look amazing when you make sure to have large enough standard previews.This was quite surprising indeed but a pleasant surprise. In Develop you get the lower resolution unfortunately but I am sure that will get fixed.
Screenshots here to prove it: http://lagemaat.blogspot.com/2012/08/...
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Rune Sø

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I see the same thing. Perfect in library mode. Missing the extra pixels in develop mode.
Unfortunately, the problem persists in LR 4.2 RC.
Adobe, please fix.
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Larry Paris

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Jao. To my eye on the MBPr Lightroom's Library mode VS Develop mode produce identical (unacceptable) image quality.
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Jao van de Lagemaat

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Larry, did you look at my screenshots? The Library preview is clearly at the retina resolution and much better than the Develop preview. The develop preview is at low resolution but is still identical to what I see on a standard Mac Book with a 1440x900 pixel display, so definitely not optimal but still workable as I worked at such a resolution for ages. The library previews are as good as what I see in Aperture which we know does retina resolution. I am as surprised by this as you.

I am on a MBPr with 16GB RAM and running Mountain Lion (free update downloadable from the App Store using the Mac Up-to-date program that apple offers). I didn't try on Lion but it is possible that you need ML. I also have my standard previews set for the largest size offered.
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Rune Sø

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I see the same thing. Unfortunately, the problem persists in LR 4.2 RC.
Adobe, please fix.