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264 Points

Thu, Dec 5, 2013 1:25 AM

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Lightroom Classic: Please make Lights Out white line border a Preferences option

In lights out mode (Version 5.2) there is a white line around the image. This is highly distracting. I understand it was removed in v.4 and reinstated for v.5. Could this not be an option in preferences? I started using LR in v.4 and use the lights out feature constantly....did use it. While I can see the white line being useful for some, it makes Lightsout unusable for me now and I suspect others as well. Not sure why there is this back and forth implementation of a feature but it is quite disconcerting.

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8 y ago

1st off: I whole-heartedly agree - the white border takes all the fun out of Lights-out mode for me too.

That said, I use the "true" full-screen mode instead now. Lr won't dim auxiliary monitor for ya, but I've got a little app which does it, the combo of which (full-screen + dim-monitor) is tied to a single keystroke via auto-hotkey. Thus, it's even better for me than the Lights-out feature, albeit took some work to get there, and is a Windows-only solution so far - but I'll share it if you want. Note: monitor dimmer will not blacken monitor, it only dims it (equivalent to Lights-out's half-out stage).

~R.

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64 Points

7 y ago

It would be great to have the lights out as a preference option. Very distracting as it is right now.

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110 Points

2 y ago

Now it's 2020 and we still have that pesky white border. It really needs to be optional. It's distracting and unwanted most of the time.

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224 Points

2 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Classic: Add preference to Preferences > Interface > Lights Out for "Wh....

In addition to "Screen Color" (Black; Dark Gray; Medium Gray; Light Gray; White), and "Dim Level" (90%; 80%; 70%; 50%), please add a preference for "Border" (White Border; No White Border) or equivalent to the Interface > Lights Out section of the Preferences.

I believe the white border was in the first release, was removed in a subsequent version of Lightroom, and then reinstated in a later release, so clearly the design has been contentious at some point.

I prefer to work in "Lights Out" mode when making color edits, and the white border around images is a distraction when judging contrast and brightness. A borderless gray surround is the ideal layout for this work.

"Full Screen" mode is not a suitable replacement, as Full Screen appears to employ a different image pipeline (perhaps designed for "presentation" rather than "editing") and rapid color edits to an individual image suffer from a lag in response.

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160 Points

2 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: Option to hide white border in Survey mode.

Would love to be able to hide the white border around images when having pics up in Survey mode.

Say I have three pics up in Survey mode. When clicking any of them, it gets a white border around it to show it`s selected. Would be great to click anywhere outside the three pics and have no white border around any of them.

I find the white border very distracting when trying to compare images. I understand its purpose but I don't believe it has to be mandatory.

Thanks.

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70 Points

1 y ago

Folks, it would be a huge benefit to us if there was a preference setting in Lights Out to turn off the border around images while previewing them using Lights Out.  I understand it’s purpose but most of the time it’s more of an annoyance and a distraction to clients/bosses when previewing images.  A simple preference setting checkbox to turn on/turn off the thin white border is all that’s needed.

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Lightroom Classic: Preference for showing borders in Lights Out

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62 Points

1 y ago

Would be brilliant if this was an option, the white line completely ruins the feature for me