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Fri, Aug 16, 2019 3:27 PM

Lightroom Classic: Mapping errors (Windows 10)

Up to a couple of days ago I was able to place images on the Lightroom Map accurately.However I then upgraded to Lightroom 8.4!

Now when I drag an image to the map, Lightroom places the pin 'southeast' of where I let go of the mouse button. The distance away from my desired position is always the same pixel distance on the screen - about 2.5 inches on a 25 inch monitor towards the bottom right hand.

So dependant on the mapping scale, this could be either 50 mtr away or even in a different country. No very accurate.

I have reset the the preferences (as suggested in another topic - not quite related), but makes no difference.





I am using Windows 10 (latest updates done) on a PC.

Since I have had the problem, I have just discovered an anomoly -I have a twin monitor set-up.

Main monitor is a 25in AOC(2560x1440) , and second monitor is 19in Samsung (1680x1050).

The problem arrises on the 25in AOC but when I swap Lightroom to the 2nd monitor, it works ok on the 19in Samsung.


Now the really odd bit - having placed the pins on Samsung, I then swap Lightroom to the AOC monitor. The pins stay in the correct place, but the image preview is now shifted to 'north-west' of the pin. Again by the same pixel distance a previously.

I have checked both monitors have uptodate drivers, and the graphics card driver is also uptodate.

Peter

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1 y ago

The new Lightroom classic 9.4 version has a major bug in the map module! When you try to position a photo somewhere on the map Lightroom assigns a wrong position (near the spot).

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Wrong position in the map module in Lightroom 9.4

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This bug has been outstanding for many years.  Workarounds:

 

1. Set Preferences > Interface > Font Size to Automatic and the Windows Display Settings > Scale And Layout to 100%.   Dragging photos to the map and the Develop eye dropper then become accurate for most people. But if the fonts are now too small, adjust the Windows Display Settings scaling, not the font size in LR.  (That works for some but not all people.)

 

2. Instead of dragging to the map, right-click the map location and do Add GPS Coordinates To Selected Photos. That should place the photo accurately.  Dragging the map pin also works accurately for most people.

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Thank you! Workaround 2 works perfect and is easy to remember :-) ;-)

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@Chris Notz You can also Ctrl+click (Cmd+click on the mac) to place the photos on the map instead of dragging on top of it.

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Hi, I've just wasted half an hour trying to figure out why this wasn't working today after I had been using my laptop on an external monitor, and then unplugged it. I finally came across this thread but Adobe this is not really good enough when your customers have already diagnosed the root cause for you a year ago. It is a pretty fundamental function of the map module to be able to set a location of a photo accurately and I can't believe it is a difficult fix for the software code to query Windows settings to know what the text scaling is currently set to and take that into account. I know I can workaround it by changing my Windows text scaling to 100% (and struggle to read Windows text) but why should I have to do this? Pete.

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9 m ago

Same issue here! (Since .... a long time ago!)

LR Classic 10.11 (202101041610) / Windows 10 / Display Scale 125%

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After updating to LR Classic ver 13.3 I am having problems manually positioning images in the map module. If using a gpx file, or images already containing the GPS info, all is fine. But when I drag an image from the filmstrip to the map and release it, it jumps about several hundred yards (or more) to the south-east.

Anyone else having this issue?

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Lightroom Classic: Dragging images to map not working properly

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Could you confirm your operating system please? And I'm guessing that's Lightroom Classic 10.3?

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

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Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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Thanks Victoria
Yes LrC ver 10.3  (duh!!)

OS  Win 20H2 Build 19042 1052

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Thanks @jim_robertson_7046865 hopefully another Windows user can see if they can reproduce it too

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

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Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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Sounds like this oldie that I do not believe has ever been fixed - 

Lightroom Classic: Mapping errors (Windows 10)

The easy workaround is to right-click on the map and choose "Add GPS Coordinates to Selected Photos" rather than dragging & dropping.

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Thanks Tom. That worked.

I thought it was something that had come up before, but my (lousy) search didn't bring it up.

I never had a problem until this last update - strange, but at least I can now accurately place the images.

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Earlier this week, I was trying to drag some photos, for which I don’t have GPS coordinates, onto the map in Lightroom Classic 10.3, a task that I’ve done properly many times before but in older versions of LR. But nothing happens. I had also taken a couple of pictures with my iPhone, and they appeared properly on the map. I was even able to copy and paste the coordinates of one of these images onto the GPS field in the map module, and this worked. But dragging and dropping onto the map didn’t work. Neither did right-clicking where I wanted the photos to drop and selecting Add GPS to selected photos. The only way I was able to map the images was in a tedious way by typing in coordinates into the GPS field in the map module, then correcting them as needed until the map showed my best estimate of where I was when I took each shot.

After submitting this problem to Kelby One, it was suggested I go back to LR 10.2. So I did this. I was able to map images using the right-click method but not the drag-and-drop one. Will Adobe be able to correct this problem in a later release of Lightroom?

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Lightroom Classic: Mapping problem

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Dragging and dropping images without GPS onto the Map works for me in 10.3, though it did take about 30 seconds for the 370+ photos to show up in the count on the map. I am using 10.3 on a Mac with Mojave. If rebooting or waiting longer doesn't help you, maybe the Lightroom preferences need to be reset.

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Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

www.lightroomqueen.com

Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.