Lightroom 5.5: Sharpening treatment gets lost on export or library mode

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I have Lightroom 5.5 with Windows 7, RAW-photos imported as dng. If I use sharpening and noise treating in the develop mode I loose my modulation if I go back to library mode. The same problem comes up on exporting the photo. So I can't profit of any sharpening. J.O.
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Joana Ohlmer

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Steve Sprengel, Champion

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There is a warning exclamation point in Develop / Detail that says to use 1:1 for a better preview. If you are using Fit-zoom instead of 1:1 zoom to judge your Detail adjustments then you are at the mercy of the inaccurate resampling algorithm that is built for speed not accuracy.

If you feel you are seeing a discrepancy at 1:1 zoom, then please include screenshots that illustrate the issue.
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Joana Ohlmer wrote:

|> "So I can't profit of any sharpening"

There is a big difference between:

1. "Fit-size develop view and library/reduced-export views are not same sharpness"


2. "Sharpening has no effect on my exports at all, ever, at any export/viewing size.."

As Steve said, all sharpening/NR evaluation should be done at 1:1, period. It's the *only* view that is accurate.

In addition, the more your exports are reduced in size, the less influence develop module sharpening has, and the more influence output sharpening has. So, if you are reducing size when exporting, and you want sharp exports, you MUST include output sharpening. Try "Standard" first, and if not enough, try "High". - better? (when viewed at 1:1 (aka 100%) I mean, of course).

PS - Unless you are having an insurmmountable problem installing the latest version of Lightroom, I recommend doing it. There are bugs fixed and improvements made each release (admittedly, problems get induced sometimes too, still, odds are..). If Lr5.5 had a bug which was affecting your sharpening, it might have been fixed in Lr5.6..

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Many many thanks for your help. it's now a lot of better. I'ver never changed "standart" modulations, only sharpenin for monitor ect. Now I take qualitiy 100% and "high".
I was scared because even in the view of 1:1 when I switched from develop mode to library there wasn't any more sharpenig. But when I did the same in an enlarged mode everything was identicly and sharpened. So it's only a question of view mode indeed.
Also with exporting I'm now fine with high resolution.
Thanks a lot.