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How to make second monitor show before and after in lightroom 3?

 
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Dec 23, 2010 14:47 |  #1

Im wanting my second display to show the before and after comparison of an image I am editing on my main display. Does anybody know how to do this?




  
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Dec 24, 2010 08:16 |  #2

Shift+C in Library module will compare two images. So if you create a virtual copy of the "before" state, that might do the trick. Otherwise: Not possible AFAIK.

\ shows the before on the main screen. Shift+\ brings up Grid with Library filter on the second screen.

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Dec 24, 2010 08:27 |  #3

The X/X button on the Tool Bar in Develop shows before/after, but I'm not sure if it can be spread over two screens.


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Dec 24, 2010 08:34 |  #4

There isn't anyway I have found to do before on one monitor and after on another, you can have Before/After on a secondary monitor and use your main monitor for everything else, but you can't split the before and after between monitors.


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Dec 24, 2010 09:31 |  #5

Saxi wrote in post #11507599 (external link)
There isn't anyway I have found to do before on one monitor and after on another,

On the contrary, that's easily done.

Set the secondary screen to "Loupe" view (Shift+E), then, in Develop mode, hit \ to see the "before" on your primary screen.

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you can have Before/After on a secondary monitor

I've not found a way to do that yet.


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Dec 24, 2010 09:54 |  #6

René Damkot wrote in post #11507813 (external link)
On the contrary, that's easily done.

Set the secondary screen to "Loupe" view (Shift+E), then, in Develop mode, hit \ to see the "before" on your primary screen.


I've not found a way to do that yet.

Ahh, yes that does work. Only problem for me is my main monitor is the calibrated quality monitor, my second one is for email, so I'd rather see the after on my primary. I didn't think of doing that though, it does work.

As for putting before/after on secondary monitor, I was wrong about that as well LOL. It was only compare, I thought it was before/after I just checked and verified.

So just ignore what I said!


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Dec 24, 2010 16:04 |  #7

Yea, I want the secondary monitor to do the before and after. Not before on one and after on another.




  
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Jun 10, 2012 11:33 |  #8

This is an old thread but since it's one of the top results in a google search and something that still hasn't changed in Lightroom I thought I'd throw in my work-around. Create a snapshot of the original (Ctrl-N) and any time I want a before/after on the second monitor create another snapshot and use the mouse to swap between them as there's no keyboard shortcut for moving between snapshots.

One annoying side effect is changing between snapshots shows up in your edit history but since the mouse is in your hand and the pointer is in that area it's easy to just click to the last proper edit.

It's not ideal and doesn't work well if you have a lot snapshots already but it's the best way I've found to do it.




  
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