Pictures are super color/pixely in develop mode (Lightroom4.4)

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My pictures in Lightroom4.4 for Mac have been super pixely/colory (don't know the right lingo I took a screenshot) only in develop mode and usually just for dark pictures. What's weird is that the pictures are completely normal after I export them but the pixels make it difficult to develop/edit. I tried upgrading to the latest version and reset all presets/settings and I cannot figure it out!! 
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Hannah Jane Turner

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I can see in your screenshot that the sliders are colored blue, which isn't normal:

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/sliders-lightroom-all-white-look.html

The system requirements for LR 4 are Mac OS X v10.6.8, v10.7, or v10.8. If using a later version  this may be causing the issue. OSX always installs the latest "compatible" drivers, which may be incompatible with LR 4.  However, I don't see the "super pixely/colory" image in your screenshot. Can you post a screenshot of the Library module for comparison?
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Yeah I have MacOS X 10.12.2  
this is what the image looks like in develop^


this is what it looks like in the library^ 
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After applying Exposure +1.0 I can see banding in the Develop module image preview. It appears similar to this issue with LR 5.6: https://forums.adobe.com/message/9232094#9232094

Obviously updating to LR 5.7 isn't an option with LR4. Instead try changing you monitor profile as outlined at the below link under the 'Mac OS X' section. You'll need to close and then reopen LR for the new monitor profile to be applied.

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/articles-page/how-do-i-change-my-monitor-profile-to-check-whether-its...