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 7 years ago

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Rikk Flohr, Champion

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Florian Wardell

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Yo, Adobe.
You've become a lazy bunch of suits apparently. Small indie devs have updated far more complex software in a week or so.
Just do it. It's not that hard.
The retina display is every photographer's wet dream, so if you don't jump on board, you can expect to see a lot of us switching to Aperture.
MOVE YOUR A$$! It's been months!
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Um, no, indie developers don't have anything near as complex as Lightroom or Photoshop. And it's not all that easy since even the latest Apple scalable UI APIs have bugs that have to be worked around.

These things do take time, but would appear quicker to the user if Apple worked with developers ahead of time.

We've already announced that it is being worked on, and will arrive as soon as the work is complete.
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Yeah, i would like to know what Indie software is far more complex than Lightroom.
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Teo Morabito

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:(
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Joost Slijkoort

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I must say, Lightroom seems to keep getting better and better on my rmbp. I already moved back from Aperture to Lightroom. Thank god, what a piece of crap software that was..
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Rune Sø

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Lightroom 4.3.

THANK YOU!!!!
I have been waiting for this.
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Scott Martin

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Pretty amazing! Thanks guys!
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So can this be marked "Implemented"?
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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No, it's only partially done.
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Rune Sø

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Please give an example of where it's not implemented.

To me it looks like HiDPI/retina display is supported both in Library module and Developer module. If you zoom in I am not able to see a difference between the two modules.
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For 27'' iMac users, fully implemented would mean that previews would automatically be updated for 2560 x 1440 screen resolutions, not having to manually update 1-1 previews every time I wanted to see something full screen such as a slideshow for a client.
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? The current iMacs you can buy do not have hiDPI screens as far as I know and Mac OS X does not do the screen scaling on those that it does on the retina MBPs and the iPad and iPhone. The big iMac screens just have a lot of pixels. The having to update previews is a annoyance that everybody has regardless if they have a retina display or not. The cause is that the standard previews even at their largest setting (you set them to 2048 pixels in the catalog setting right?) are simply not large enough when you are using a very large display. The 2048 pixel previews are too small for landscape images when you maximize the image (i.e. a slideshow). That has nothing to do with retina support but a design flaw in Lightroom overall and people have often complained about this before you could buy any machine with HiDPI displays.
Also, Lightroom already (more by accident than by design) supported retina in all the other modules than develop before the 4.3 RC release so the current addition made the support complete. They just added support for retina displays in Develop and made the 1:1 button scale to the correct pixel size in both in Develop and Library.
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Jao, you are right about the retina displays vs iMacs. I was just pointing out the limitations of the preview preference and hoped that along with the retina support this might also be updated.
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Jao van de Lagemaat

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Doug, then I completely agree. They should add support for larger standard previews especially since we have so many really high resolution cameras now. Perhaps there is already another feedback thread on this.
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MacBook Pro (retina)
Lightroom 4.3RC

Has anybody else noticed that zooming to 2:1 in the Develop module now gives a very clear image, too?