Color differences between Develop and Print modules.
Hello, I am reaching to you at Adobe to try and fix a problem. I prefer to ask for your help instead of losing time researching the internet. Regarding the hardware: I use the iMac, retina 5K 27 inches, 3,1 GHz Intel Core i5 6 hearts. Running with macOS Big Sur 11.2.3. Now the software: Adobe Lightroom Classic 10.2 Using Lightroom Classic, I notice that the work (crop is OK, but color, saturation not) that was done on a file in the Develop module does not always reflect in the Print module. Even when I change the color profil from Adobe RVB to Pro Photo RVB. Sometimes the colors are ok. But every time I use a layout, the colors are incorrect. Do you have a solution to fix this? Thank you for looking into this.
Did you actually print this to JPEG and then check the colors of the JPEG? I do not think that the print module is color managed. It does not show you a soft proof, but simply the same previews as the Library moduke does. The Develop module has different previews so they can indeed look different. Ignore it and look at the printed result. Or choose Soft Proof in the Develop module and choose the same profile here.
BTW, do not create JPEG's in ProPhotoRGB! ProPhotoRGB should only be used in combination with 16 bits color and JPEG does not support that.
I do not print at home. But I prepare the files and send them to a lab. I save in JPG and sRVB or AdobeRVB before sending. As I open the file before sending it, I can see that the color are ok. From what you write, I understand that it is a question of color management in Lightroom. I read the following about Lrt:
"In the Develop module, by default, Lightroom renders previews using the ProPhoto RGB color space. ProPhoto RGB contains all colors that digital cameras can capture, making it an excellent choice for editing images.
Library, Map, Book, and Print modules in Lightroom render colors in the Adobe RGB color space. The Adobe RGB gamut includes most colors that digital cameras can capture together with some printable colors (cyans and blues, in particular) that cannot be defined using the smaller, web-friendly sRGB color space."
What I do not understand is why sometimes the colors in Print are the same as in Develop and many times not? For my creative process, I prefer to see my file color adjusted when working a layout to be printed. Thank's again
Hello Adobe community, I am still looking for a solution with a problem with Lightroom Classic. Color differences between Develop and Print modules. You can read the above post for more info. Does anyone have a clue? Thank you for helping out.
"What I do not understand is why sometimes the colors in Print are the same as in Develop and many times not? For my creative process, I prefer to see my file color adjusted when working a layout to be printed."
As Johan already explained the Print module uses Adobe RGB color profiled previews, which is the same as the Library module. The Develop module uses the much wider ProPhoto RGB colorspace. If a specific file looks the same in both the Print and Develop modules it means the image does not contain any color gamut outside Adobe RGB. In addition to see these differences you need to use a wide gamut display. On a standard gamut display (i.e. sRGB gamut) these differences will not be visible.
As already mentioned all soft proof adjustments should be made and previewed in the Develop module. Once completed there is no need to be concerend with image file color as it appear inside the Print module. Simply set the Print module's Color Manangement to the same profile used for soft proofing.