Lightroom Classic always export picture darker than expected

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Everytime I export a picture, it is slighly darker than it was before the export.

No difference between sRVB, adobe RVB or profotoRVB.

Any hint ?

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Lightroom Classic always export picture darker than expected

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Everytime I export a picture, it is slighly darker than it was before the export.

No difference between sRVB, adobe RVB or profotoRVB.

Any hint ?

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Mac or Windows? Which version of the OS?

Which exact version of Lightroom?

Which image viewer are you using to view the exported JPGs outside of Lightroom? Is the program properly color managed?

What are the hardware specs of your monitor? Is it properly calibrated?

 

 

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Windows 10 64bits

Lightroom v10.0

Image viewer I tried : Windows Image viewer, Paint, Pictures, Chrome browser and my phone (Samsung SM-G973)

My monitor is an old Samsung 2232BW not calibrated.

 

Problem is : my picture is correctly exposed before importing in Lightroom and when working on it.

When I export it, it becomes darker. About 2 or 3 stops darker.

 

 

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Some or more of those methods of viewing a photo are not color corrected.

 

How does the exported file look in LrC? Preferably at 1:1

 

 

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"Image viewer I tried : Windows Image viewer, Paint, Pictures, Chrome browser and my phone (Samsung SM-G973). My monitor is an old Samsung 2232BW not calibrated."

 

The only way to ensure consistent color is to calibrate your display using a hardware calibrator and use apps that are color-managed (a color-managed app uses the display's calibration to display colors correctly).  Of the apps you listed above, only Chrome is color-managed. Other color-managed apps on Windows include Photoshop, Bridge, Irfanview, and Faststone (you need to enable color management explicitly in the last two).

 

See "Monitor Calibration" at the end of this article for a bare-bones introduction:

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

 

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Could be a defective monitor profile distributed through Windows Update. Samsung is notorious for this, along with Dell, Acer, Asus, BenQ and LG.

 

Impossible to tell without side by side screenshots.

 

Non-color manged viewers (like e.g. Windows "Photos") don't use the profile at all, and so are unaffected by a bad profile. They are never entirely correct either, but the exact way they are different can be a clue and sometimes the smoking gun.

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I have the same problem. And my screen is calibrated using Spyder X Pro. The picture on the left is what i see in LR the exported one is viewed using one photo viewer. When i print it looks more like the exported picture than the one in LR. In LR i have to lighten all prints by 15-25% I think it would be so much simpler if what i see in LR is accurate and not to bright. The question is - Can somthing be done to fix it? 

 

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