Lightroom: View Previews at selectable dpi

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Esspecially to compare and check the quality of different images it makes sense to view not to a certain % value, but to a certain dpi (resolution) value. This makes it easier to distinguish, if an image can be printed at a certain size.
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Posted 5 years ago

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Monitors only have one DPI, called Native Resolution. see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_r...

I don't see how this could be accomplished in a real way.
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Sorry, I phrased it wrongly.

What I need, is the display of images at a certain output size. Right now you can select the zoom, this means larger images are bigger than smaller images.

What I need is a variable zoom for different image sizes.

For example if I want to print to A3 I need to go through all the images and check them sized to a certain fixed width/height. If images are too small, I can then see how they loose resolution.

It would be also great for the compare tool - right now it is difficult to compare 2 images which show same picture but have different resolution. With my suggestion they would be both scaled to the same width/height and so the picture parts would show synchronized.
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|> "What I need is a variable zoom for different image sizes."

Great idea!

I sometimes have a scaled down version stacked with the original and would LOVE to be able to compare them (e.g. side-by-side) at an equivalent zoom ratio. I suppose one could just as well want to have a scaled up version to compare in like fashion...

I actually made this suggestion (here, I think) a while back but dunno if I could find it...

I'll post back if I build solution into a plugin.

Cheers,
Rob
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To all readers: It may not be clear from original post, what Julian really had in mind for this thread - please read his subsequent post for a clearer explanation.