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Zenon

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Syncing was suggested to me on another thread so I'm investigating it. I have searched and can't find the answer. I found the basic instructions but have not tried it to see if there are other steps along the way. If I'm sending files directly to Portfolio what happens to them? These are CR2 files that have no export sharpening, etc applied. They must be Smart Previews because I can't see CR2 files taking up cloud space.
 

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Now I recall there was a post here somewhere saying it was SmartPreviews and your edits area included, which makes sense. I was actually wondering if there was additional rendering in the background we don't know about. Missing export sharpening does not appeal to me. Unless there is something else I doubt I'll use that process even if it more convenient.

Thanks Cletus.
 
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Portfolio will be displaying JPEGs which have been generated from whatever you have synced. So Classic will be syncing smart previews. and Adobe's server will then be applying the export sharpening.

I guess you could prove it by downloading the JPEG from Portfolio - depending on your browser there are a few ways to do this and get around any protection. You could then compare the JPEG with the smart preview that was synced, for example by opening it in Photoshop using the LRPhotos panel. This downloads the smart preview as a DNG, so you would get a file with the capture sharpening but not the export sharpening.

Personally, I have never noticed an issue with this - the photos appear properly sharp. However, I have seen posterization especially in skies, but I am unsure whether to blame this on Adobe using the P3 profile rather than sRGB (I think I may have found that a year or two ago) or simply on the quality settings and the resulting compression.
 

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That is interesting. Obviously it has to resize to some standard size as well. Pretty easy to automate and the algorithms already exist. I'll have to check it out.

Thanks for the info.
 
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