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People View - selecting the main photo

RobOK

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In People View, there are some people who I have taken really nice portraits of but LR is picking a dark or blurry image as the one to show on the main page.

Is there a way to override its selection?

Thanks!
 

RobOK

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i swear i tried that befor (Set Cover Photo)... it works but a little glitchy, like sometimes it doesn't stick and I ahve to go in again.

It may be downloading full size from cloud and re-cropping or something.

But eventually it works, thanks!
 
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Setting the Cover Photo was really a problem in the early days, as it would often get messed up by wrongly taking into account the fact that the underlying image may have been cropped....often resulting in the chosen face being off-centre (in some extreme cases the "Face" was just a part of the background). Sometimes non-destructive editing has its disadvantages! I got quite fed up with this and eventually I created a set of uncropped jpegs containing the face that I wanted as the cover, then used those. Eventually the kinks seemed to get ironed out so I was able to get rid of those jpegs, but it wouldn't be surprising to still see some residual issues.
 
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wrongly taking into account the fact that the underlying image may have been cropped....often resulting in the chosen face being off-centre (in some extreme cases the "Face" was just a part of the background).
Glad to see an explanation of this, and to know that it wasn't just me. I had photos of an old female friend of mine, and for some reason the cover photo kept showing her chest! Not a good look ... :rolleyes:
 
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