2 Messages


132 Points

Sat, Nov 7, 2020 11:06 AM


Big difference between Library Preview and Develop Preview

Since version 10.0, the previews in the Library are quite similar to what the photos look like in Finder. When I switch to Develop, the photo suddenly has quite a bit more contrast and saturation. At first, my sister had this problem. I couldn't find a solution, so I kind of gave up. When I change the profile in Develop, the previews look the same in the Library and Develop.

Then, I went to my own version of Lightroom to edit some photos, and all of a sudden, I had the exact same problem. This makes me think it is some kind of bug with version 10.0 instead of a specific issue to one computer.

Is it possible that the Library uses a different profile than Develop? If so, how can I change this?

Anyway, I hope this issue can be resolved or that a workaround can be found.

The specs for my computer and version of Lightroom are as follows:

I have a late 2013 15" MacBook Pro (DG, NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, 2,3 GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)

Lightroom Classic version: 10.0 [ 202010011851-ef6045e0 ]
License: Creative Cloud
Language setting: en-US
Operating system: Mac OS 10
Version: 10.15.7 [19H2]
Application architecture: x64
Logical processor count: 8
Processor speed: 2,3 GHz
SqLite Version: 3.30.1
Built-in memory: 16.384,0 MB
Real memory available to Lightroom: 16.384,0 MB
Real memory used by Lightroom: 4.307,7 MB (26,2%)
Virtual memory used by Lightroom: 18.704,5 MB
Memory cache size: 1.100,8MB
Internal Camera Raw version: 13.0 [ 610 ]
Maximum thread count used by Camera Raw: 5
Camera Raw SIMD optimization: SSE2,AVX,AVX2
Camera Raw virtual memory: 1052MB / 8191MB (12%)
Camera Raw real memory: 1204MB / 16384MB (7%)
Displays: 1) 5120x2880

Graphics Processor Info: 
Metal: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M

Accepted Solution



3.7K Messages


61.6K Points

1 y ago

Did you perhaps import the photos with ‘Embedded & sidecar’ checked for generating previews? If so, then what you see in the library are the embedded previews generated by the camera. Lightroom must render its own (different) previews when you start editing the photos, so that explains what you are seeing.

2 Messages


132 Points

Thank you so much, that was the issue indeed!

After I select 'Standard' once, will that be the default setting for other imports in that catalog?