Color problem - Which is correct? Caution: 1920x1200 screenshots

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  1. keith204

    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have some bizarre monitor profiling problem I believe...and need to know which photos appear correct to everyone else.

    What I see:
    *In Lightroom, after making adjustments, I have the photo to export...colors look right.
    *When I export from LR to JPG, Windows Explorer shows the same thing LR shows.
    *Upload to web - Browsers show a more saturated version! What the?

    First screenshot - which version looks right (not oversaturated, not undersaturated) to you?

    Second screenshot - CRAZY! When I took the screenshot, it appeared in Photoshop a bit less saturated than the screen really looked! Comparing the task bar icons between the screenshot and OS, the screenshot is less saturated. So, I kept doing screenshots, and you can see here that somehow color is lost...as the windows keep getting less saturated, the more screenshots I take.

    Please help! I am going nuts here...am about to edit a few hundred pictures and want to be sure I am adjusting the color correctly.


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  2. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    err there is something up with your second screenshot I think ;)
    As for the colour problem are you saving in adobe RGB? if so change to sRGB for the internet and that should solve the problem
     
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    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yes, saving in sRGB. Shot taken in sRGB RAW, imported to LR, exported sRGB JPEG. I think something is up with my Samsung 24" TOC monitor and the profiles assigned for it.
     
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    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Alrighty - wahoo, it's fixed. My color profile specified for this monitor to default to Adobe RGB. Swapped to the specific monitor profile for the T240 which I believe is similar to sRGB, and that did the trick. Now my LR, PS, and Photo Viewer apps show pictures like they should.
     
  5. SpeedTrap

    SpeedTrap TPF Noob!

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    Did you calibrate your monitor with Hardware? (eye1, spyder)

    I ask because your colours look a bit flat to me.
     
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    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    yep, these colors probably would look flat...they were before I swapped the profiles back. A client recently told me that they didn't necessarily care for as much eye manipulation (making them bluer). When I went into LR it looked pretty normal, but online, it was quite a bit bluer. Now that my monitor really reflects the saturation, I am going back and removing the times I added the extra little bit :)
     
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    I believe that the monitor should be set to the profile created by the calibration device.
     

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