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Library module OS Catalina Lightroom 5.7 Full Screen

marthabergin

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I have a new 16" Mac Book. When I go to the full screen mode, the photo does not completely fill the screen. It leaves blank space on the right and left sides of the screen. The photo was taken with a Canon 1D in raw.
 
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A 16" MBP has a screen ratio of 16:9 and an uncropped Canon is 3:2. You can expect the screen to have more margins on the left and right because of the different aspect ratios.

FWIW, LR5.7 is untested and not supported on Catalina . You can migrate LR5.7 over from an older version of MacOS, but you can never reinstall since the Lightroom installer is a 32 bit app that is not supported by Catalina's 64 bit OS.
 
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If you’re talking about Window > Screen Mode > Full Screen (F) in Lightroom 5, you can control how an image fits that full screen mode. It’s based on the same magnifications you see at the top of the Navigator panel in Loupe or Develop view, particularly Fit and Fill.

When the proportions of an image are different than the proportions of the display:
  • If the magnification is set to Fit, the image is shown completely, but with black borders to fill in the non-matching areas.
  • If the magnification is set to Fill, the image is enlarged to fill the display completely, but the sides that don’t match the display proportions are hidden outside the edges of the display.
That magnification setting in the Navigator panel is maintained as you enter Lightroom Full Screen mode. Whatever it is — Fit, Fill, 1:1, zoomed in, or zoomed out — is how it enters Full Screen mode. So if you want to see an image in Full Screen mode with no black borders and non-matching areas hidden outside the display edges, set the magnification to Fill on top of the Navigator panel.

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