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Images too dark

Az Rehman

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Dec 22, 2021
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the last two weddings that I have edited on my Ipad look perfect, when they are viewed on Lightroom Classic after synching, 6 images appear darker in the library mode. When I switch to Develop mode they look exactly as I expect them to.

On exporting the gallery, these 6 images are about 4 stops darker?
Has anyone had this issue, and is there a fix?
Sep 29, 2007
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Hi Az, sorry we missed this thread. If they look good in Develop, then it's likely the Library preview that's off. You could try nudging one of the sliders to force the Library preview to update.

That said, if they're darker when exporting too, I'd wonder if they're very noisy photos? Or with very heavy sharpening? In this cases, the Library preview is sometimes more accurate.

Did you get to the bottom of it?