I am new to Lightroom. I recently updated my Lightroom version from 5 to 6. Now I when open a image in develop mode it is being shown as distorted. Don't know which setting to turn on or off.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ This seems like a graphic card issue. I'm using LR5, so I don't know for sure if they've updated the settings. You can check Preferences/Interface and see if there are any settings related to acceleration or video card, and if so try toggling them. \$\endgroup\$
    – Emil
    Aug 6, 2017 at 17:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ Also, have you tried resetting all the edits? Just in case some filters have been applied inadvertently \$\endgroup\$ Aug 7, 2017 at 9:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ I have not edited the photo. Just opened in Develop mode. However, also when I switch to before/after image the before image is showing perfectly well but incase of after image the picture is being displayed as above. \$\endgroup\$ Aug 7, 2017 at 18:11

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Open the Lightroom Preferences [Ctrl+,]
Select the [Performance] Tab
Remove a check-mark from the option- [ ] Use Graphics Processor,
Re-start Lightroom.

  • \$\begingroup\$ +1 for most probably correct answer, but could use a bit more prose. \$\endgroup\$
    – ths
    Aug 10, 2017 at 9:38

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