Soft Proofing Preview in Lightroom 5

Adobe Lightroom Classic

In the Develop module with Soft Proofing enabled, Lightroom 5 displays the before/after view for the Current photo (on the left) and the proofed photo (on the right).


Note: you can still display the Before state on the left (as opposed to the Current photo) by selecting it from the Before drop down menu in the tool bar (under the preview area).


Adobe Lightroom Classic

Posted on 05-20-2013


  • By Daniel thomassin - 8:07 AM on May 20, 2013  

    Bonjour;Merci beaucoup pour votre astuce qui et bien pratique pour voir la différence et le résultat du travail effectuer.
    Je vous souhaite une bonne journée à vous et vos collaborateurs d’Adobe.


  • By tony shields - 11:21 AM on May 20, 2013  

    Two things re LR 5 beta…….
    Radial Filter: how about adding a planar version? Just a simple tick in a box could switch from round/ or elliptical – to square……..

    Smart Previews: When working on iMac 27 with external storage for the raw files is good for office based set ups. When travelling with Macbook Pro, users end up having the same lrcat file on 2 different machines. Is this not dangerous? I’ve given demos to a couple of photoclubs here in the UK and I am a great fan of LR since ver 1 was introduced. I love all the new features on 5 but the smart previews really does seem a poor work around for not being able to see network drives……. Maybe some more detailed workflow ideas covering this topic could be produced by the TV team.
    Tony S.

    • By Pete Green - 4:12 PM on May 22, 2013  

      Thanks for the feedback Tony,
      Could you post the feature requests over on our Lightroom 5 beta forums?
      We’re watching the posts over there–

  • By Abhijit Sarkar - 3:34 PM on May 20, 2013  

    What kind of color profiles does LR 5 support in Soft Proofing? I believe in LR 4, it only supported RGB, not CMYK which is the profile for most printers.

    • By Julieanne Kost - 1:48 PM on May 22, 2013  

      LR doe not support CMYK profiles as far as I know.