When I export my image from lightroom to Photoshop 2021, the images become much more contrasted and saturated. I've been looking for a solution on different articles and on this forum, but I haven't found the solution for my issue exactly. I'm viewing the same image on PS and LR on the same monitor (HP Z27) , which I calibrated using SpyderX pro just three days ago. The working space RGB is set to ProPhoto and the export to PS from LR preference is also set to ProPhoto. The color management is also set to preserve embedded profiles so I don't see how what I have my color profile set during Develop would matter when exporting to PS.
Thank you in advance for your time and expertise y'all!
Here are some specs that could be related to the problem:
Macbook Pro 2018
HP Z27 monitor
Lightroom Classic 2021
Shot with Fuji XT3
The images look identical to me. In fact when I overlay the display in photoshop and from Lightroom in the last screenshot, they are identical when I switch between them. I can't see any difference. Do note tat you'll always see tiny differences between Lightroom and Photoshop mopstly in fine detail in images owing to the different way that Lightroom scales images and that Photoshop scales. They use different scaling algorithms and that can result in minute differences in appearance. I am not even seeing that here though.
Also note that Photoshop and lightroom use a different shade of gray behind the images. This tends to fool your brain into believing that there is a difference in contrast and saturation but when you actually overlay the two you see they are exactly the same.
This makes total sense! You're couldn't be anymore correct. I looked at the images without the gray background and they're identical images. I can't believe I wasted so much energy on this, haha. Thank you so much!
I can see the color difference when I superimpose and auto-align the two versions as layers in PS:
There's a noticeable difference in the oranges and the pinks, e.g. around the woman.
Are you applying a creative profile in LR before you edit the photo in PS? Adobe has acknowledged a bug with that, but fortunately there's an easy workaround:
If this is your issue, then please add your constructive opinion to the bug report, and be sure to click Like and Follow at the bottom of the first post. That will make it a little more likely that Adobe will prioritize a fix, and you'll be notified when the bug's status changes.
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Yes, I am applying a creative/third party color profile before editing the photo on PS. Whew. That's good news. Thank you very much. I'll try the workaround from the link you shared!
Yeah you are right John, I hadn't noticed that (I am slightly colorblind in those color shades) but the sandy area goes from orange to salmony. I see the same in my overlay in Photoshop. The woman's skin tone also shifts and there are some changes in the fountain's rusty-toned areas. The change is almost exclusively in the red channel if you look at the histograms in Photoshop switching between the two. Definitely a difference.
Yes, this looks like the custom/third-party camera profile bug. We get a lot of these in the Photoshop forum - although fewer lately, so I assumed it had been fixed by now. But apparently not.
Anyway, there are lots of workarounds in the feedback thread linked to by johnrellis above, as it only happens in a very limited set of conditions.