dghundt wrote:In the Manage tab, images look horribly speckled at any magnification.
In the Adjust or Edit tabs, images appear normally.
Since the Manage tab, as I understand it, is meant to allow previewing of the actual image, how do I get it to look properly - like it did with PSP x3?
I think my system is similar to yours and fortunately I have not perceived the image quality in Manage that you have. I don't remember how X3 manage tab worked. For what it's worth, here is how I use the Manage tab.
Most often I use Manage in Thumbnail mode in order to get an overall view of the images I may want to edit and to do a quick selection among them. If I want a larger view I will often double-click on an image or use View/Full screen preview. It may take a second for the image to jump into best resolution but I think the image quality is good in this view. I don't pay much attention to the preview that is generated in Manage and only occasionally select the Preview mode in Manage and scroll through some images in Organizer. Once I settle on what I want to edit I select the image(s) and go to Edit.
I use Collections within Navigator. This has the advantage of reducing the number of directories to go through plus the opportunity to use Trays. If I want to do a comparison of images from different directories, I can drag the images into a tray (you can create a number of trays for different purposes) and have side-by-side comparisons there. If the images are dragged from Collections they will stay in place for further use after you close X6; if dragged from Navigator/Computer, they disappear when X6 is closed. One of the functions in Trays is broken in v64 - in v32 images in trays can be moved about so that you have those you want together to be arranged thus; in v64 images in the trays move around in an illogical manner.
I stay away from the Adjust mode. It does not work at all for me because the changes cannot be tracked or reproduced in it.
By the way, I do my initial sorting of what I want to keep in AfterShot Pro, so the quality in Manage is not as important for me.