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Darker images in develop than library

New Here ,
Oct 26, 2021 Oct 26, 2021

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I having difficulties with the brightness of my images when I go between LR library and LR develop. The images become significantly darker when I go to develop then return to the original quality when I go back into library. I'm not sure why this is happening. Does anyone else have this problem?

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LEGEND ,
Oct 26, 2021 Oct 26, 2021

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This is often caused by a display profile that is incompatile with LR or doesn't conform with industry standards (a problem that's more common on Windows than Mac).  To test this quickly:

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/how-do-i-change-my-monitor-profile-to-check-whether-its-corrupted/

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Oct 26, 2021 Oct 26, 2021

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I'm having the issue and I'm on an iMac with a 4k Retina Display. I'm sure it conforms.

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Oct 26, 2021 Oct 26, 2021

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I came here because of the same issue. I edited a photo how I wanted it in develop, but the image isn't only brighter in the Library module, it also exports as the brighter version, which I don't want... This is causing problems since I can't tell what the end product is going to look like. Screen shots attached.

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LEGEND ,
Oct 26, 2021 Oct 26, 2021

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"I'm having the issue and I'm on an iMac with a 4k Retina Display. I'm sure it conforms."

 

The display profile (sometimes called an "ICC profile") assigned to the display in System Preferences > Display > Color may or may not be compatible with LR. See the help article linked above for details on how to check that in two minutes.  Incompatible profiles occur more often on Windows than Mac, but it's easy to check

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Oct 26, 2021 Oct 26, 2021

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I tried that out and it made no difference. I've realized that the histograms on the library version and the develop version are different... So, it's something unrelated.

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Oct 26, 2021 Oct 26, 2021

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While flipping back and forth between the Library and Develop modules, I realized that the histograms on the image were differnt. I used the new masking tool while editing and I'm wondering if those edits didn't stay with the photo. I'll paste the screen shots here of the histograms.

So, not a display issue. Maybe an issue with new features?

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Oct 26, 2021 Oct 26, 2021

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There is heavy clipping in that red color, and if you soft proof to Adobe RGB it should be evident in the histogram (high red and/or low green). If you have a DCI-P3 display, I suspect you're seeing the difference between that and Adobe RGB (the Library previews).

 

Mind you, not a difference in how the color is reproduced as such - but different clipping points.

 

You need to bring that red down to a realistic level for any kind of output. Gamut remapping in practice.

 

EDIT: here's the Library screenshot. It was untagged as you posted it, but I assigned Adobe RGB in Photoshop. See the extreme clipping in both the red and green channels? There's no way you can output this in any medium.

clipping1.png

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Oct 27, 2021 Oct 27, 2021

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After spending some time with Google, I understand everything you said there and it makes complete sense. Thank you for the explanation.

 

This was the first time I've seen Lightroom do that in the seven years I've been using it. Until tonight, I'd never even used soft proofing. Since I seem to be capable of making pretty obnoxious edits with the new masking features, it's probably a good time to start using that more often.

 

Thanks again!

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