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LR3 blurry images in grid view during import?

 
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Feb 02, 2012 20:54 |  #1

Newbie to LR3. I just created a catalog and was about to import some sample images when I noticed that the RAW files in grid view are all blurry. When I switch to loupe view they look fine. Am I doing something wrong?


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Feb 02, 2012 21:05 |  #2

coeng wrote in post #13816048 (external link)
Newbie to LR3. I just created a catalog and was about to import some sample images when I noticed that the RAW files in grid view are all blurry. When I switch to loupe view they look fine. Am I doing something wrong?

Well, I really don't look to grid view or even the Library module to check sharpness. I'll quickly click through shots in the Develop module. If images look bad in Full Screen mode I'll Reject it with an "X" flag. Otherwise after I dump the Rejects I'll go back over them for a closer look.


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Feb 02, 2012 21:09 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #3

I was planning on culling before doing an import. If the thumbnails are blurry how can you do this? The reason I want to cull before importing is that I noticed when you delete photos from within a catalog, it doesn't delete the RAW files it was referencing, only the references to those RAW files. This will result in wasted disk space, won't it?


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Feb 02, 2012 21:13 as a reply to  @ coeng's post |  #4

Seems like this is expected behavior?

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Feb 02, 2012 21:38 |  #5

coeng wrote in post #13816123 (external link)
I was planning on culling before doing an import. If the thumbnails are blurry how can you do this? The reason I want to cull before importing is that I noticed when you delete photos from within a catalog, it doesn't delete the RAW files it was referencing, only the references to those RAW files. This will result in wasted disk space, won't it?

I take that back...you can delete the actual RAW files when removing a file from the catalog.


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Feb 02, 2012 21:45 |  #6

coeng wrote in post #13816256 (external link)
I take that back...you can delete the actual RAW files when removing a file from the catalog.

Yes you can! Much better to Delete From Disk if it's a lousy photo!

As far as the import previews, have you tried enlarging them somewhat? Even though I never do this, others have said that the image previews when importing have improved, making "selective" culling easier.


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Feb 03, 2012 04:06 |  #7

Do you mean the grid view on the Import page? You are right, the thumbnails are terrible, but you are lucky you didn't know LR2, where they were even worse. Apparently the original idea was that you should dump the entire contents of the card onto your HD and then in Library delete the stinkers. I never cared for this, preferring to examine the images while they were on the card and downloading only what I wanted, so I formed the habit of reviewing the card first in Breeze Browser Pro, which has the added advantage of being able to put up to four images on screen together for comparison. BBP will then launch LR where the designated files are already checkmarked on the Import page. Although the quality of the thumbs is better in LR3 and the loupe view was added (which LR2 didn't have) I have retained my old habit and always start with BBP.


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Feb 03, 2012 08:21 |  #8

Deleting photos based on minimal LR3 previews is a bad idea, you may be trashing photos you might otherwise keep. My understanding is that LR3 builds jpeg previews based on user input, i.e. minimal, standard, 1:1. In the import dialog mode under file handling you have the option to select preview size. 1:1 will slow the import process, I usually use standard and then let LR build a 1:1 when I zoom in.

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Feb 03, 2012 10:12 |  #9

You can set Edit, Catalog Settings, File Handlilng tab, Standard Preview Size selection to different numbers of pixels in the preview, and you can set Edit, Catalog Settings, File Handlilng tab, Preview Quality to differing levels. This affects the default settings during Import.


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