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Photos more saturated in all viewers than show in Develop module

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Jun 09, 2020

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Hi

I am new to Lightroom Classic so please bear with me if I ask a stupid question.

When I edit a file in LR Classic and Export it to JPEG, whichever viewer I use (XnView Classic/Microsoft Office Picture Manager/Windows Photo Viewer) the JPEG looks more saturated than the image in the Library/Develop Module, so I often have to go back in and adjust Saturation/Luminance. Is there any way that I can see consistently-saturated images in all the viewers and LR Classic or is there a technical reason why this can't happen?

I would greatly appreciate your help. On the whole, I am enjoying using LR but this is a bit of a drag.

Thanks

 

 

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The problem you are seeing is that many image viewers, especially Microsoft's, are not properly color managed. While most will get the color space correct, many wrongly ignore the monitor profile.

 

The best thing to do is to use a color managed image viewer.

Sometimes switching the monitor profile to a basic sRGB profile will show everything the same way.

People who use non-color-managed viewers are used to seeing thing a little off.

 

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Photos more saturated in all viewers than show in Develop module

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Hi

I am new to Lightroom Classic so please bear with me if I ask a stupid question.

When I edit a file in LR Classic and Export it to JPEG, whichever viewer I use (XnView Classic/Microsoft Office Picture Manager/Windows Photo Viewer) the JPEG looks more saturated than the image in the Library/Develop Module, so I often have to go back in and adjust Saturation/Luminance. Is there any way that I can see consistently-saturated images in all the viewers and LR Classic or is there a technical reason why this can't happen?

I would greatly appreciate your help. On the whole, I am enjoying using LR but this is a bit of a drag.

Thanks

 

 

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Correct answer by ManiacJoe | Adobe Community Professional

The problem you are seeing is that many image viewers, especially Microsoft's, are not properly color managed. While most will get the color space correct, many wrongly ignore the monitor profile.

 

The best thing to do is to use a color managed image viewer.

Sometimes switching the monitor profile to a basic sRGB profile will show everything the same way.

People who use non-color-managed viewers are used to seeing thing a little off.

 

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The problem you are seeing is that many image viewers, especially Microsoft's, are not properly color managed. While most will get the color space correct, many wrongly ignore the monitor profile.

 

The best thing to do is to use a color managed image viewer.

Sometimes switching the monitor profile to a basic sRGB profile will show everything the same way.

People who use non-color-managed viewers are used to seeing thing a little off.

 

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Thanks for this, ManiacJoe - another complication for a novice to try to get to grips with!

Last question - I didn't notice any difference in XnView when using Photoshop Elements 2018, exporting JPEGs the same way after editing in Adobe RAW. Is that possible?   

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