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Image size and zoom issue
« on: January 06, 2021, 06:06:44 PM »
Hi,
I just bought a license for PM Plus.

When showing raw sony files (ARW), the resolution doesn't appear correctly. All of my ARW files are in reality 4000 x 6000 pixels, in PM they show as 1616 x 1080 so when I hit zoom x1 the image gets smaller as a result.

Is there an option somewhere to show Raw files at their native size? Jpegs don't show this problem. My older Nikon Raw files (NEF) don't behave like this either so it really looks like it's sony related...

Please help, thanks.

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Re: Image size and zoom issue
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2021, 07:00:25 PM »
When showing raw sony files (ARW), the resolution doesn't appear correctly. All of my ARW files are in reality 4000 x 6000 pixels, in PM they show as 1616 x 1080 so when I hit zoom x1 the image gets smaller as a result.

Is there an option somewhere to show Raw files at their native size? Jpegs don't show this problem. My older Nikon Raw files (NEF) don't behave like this either so it really looks like it's sony related...

The low resolution image you're seeing is due to the relatively small preview embedded into your ARW files by your camera.  Photo Mechanic/Photo Mechanic Plus does not render RAW files directly.  It does offer the ability to utilize the Adobe DNG Converter to produce larger previews, but it is very slow.  Another option is to convert your ARW files to DNG files which will have a large preview in them.

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Re: Image size and zoom issue
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2021, 06:01:00 AM »
Yeah I did more research after I posted and that's what I found out.
Does the Adobe converter only work when zooming?
Also in the preferences, there seems to be a built-in renderer but I'm unable to select it instead of the Adobe one, how does that work?

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Re: Image size and zoom issue
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2021, 06:29:21 AM »
Does the Adobe converter only work when zooming?
Also in the preferences, there seems to be a built-in renderer but I'm unable to select it instead of the Adobe one, how does that work?

My experience: the Adobe convertor will allow to you see 'develop' changes made to raw files by Lightroom in PM & PM+ as well as a full size zoom.

The built-in renderer is not available yet.

And yes, the Adobe renderer is Really Slow (and uses a lot of power).

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Re: Image size and zoom issue
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2021, 08:28:56 AM »
Does the Adobe converter only work when zooming?

No.  When enabled it will be used for thumbnails, previews, and zoomed images.

Also in the preferences, there seems to be a built-in renderer but I'm unable to select it instead of the Adobe one, how does that work?

It is disabled for now because the renderer does not meet our standards at this time.

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Re: Image size and zoom issue
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2021, 09:57:33 AM »

No.  When enabled it will be used for thumbnails, previews, and zoomed images.


May I suggest this as a feature request? To allow the raw renderer to only work in the preview window, or maybe have the option to work only in the preview window or even only when zooming.

Personnaly, I bought PM Plus for it's metadata capabilities and it's filter/search functions, I like how this allow me to see all of my pictures or refine my search to only see my exported images for a full year or even all of them, the possibilities are great.
Most of the time I will be looking at the processed jpeg output so the small raw preview is not a deal breaker but it's not ideal either.
Apparently sony has no intention of changing that preview size.

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Re: Image size and zoom issue
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2021, 11:46:49 AM »