P: Different colors in grid view versus detail view

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Explorer ,
Nov 27, 2018 Nov 27, 2018

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The color of my photos is different in the grid view versus the detail view. Specifically, the grid view (and I think thumbnail strip, thought the size makes it hard to be sure) are flatter and less saturated. It seems as if color management is only being done in the detail view.

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Explorer ,
Nov 27, 2018 Nov 27, 2018

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I noticed this as well. I have a wide color gamut monitor running Windows 10. The colors look flatter on the grid view than they do in the detail view. Really messes up my workflow.

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 28, 2018 Nov 28, 2018

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In the Edit view you are looking at the image in the Melissa RGB Color Space. Grid view images are in the DisplayP3 space. Some of what you are seeing is a modest difference in the color space. We do have an open issue regarding color correction in the Grid views.
Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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Explorer ,
Dec 04, 2018 Dec 04, 2018

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Thanks for confirming, Rick. This is definitely a problem in my workflow. In grid view things look like a problem (I looked again and the colors are actually over saturated in grid view) so I go to try to fix the image, but then in details view I realize it was a false alarm. Really frustrating.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 15, 2019 Jul 15, 2019

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Hi I would like to mention this happens to me too. Not a wide gamut monitor (Does not reach Adobe RGB), but there is a clear difference between grid view and detail view. When I'm done with a batch of photos I look at grid view as an overview to make sure edits are consistent, then i feel like all the photos are not saturated enough and bump it up, only to realise it is oversaturated when exported. I would appreciate a setting maybe to set both views to the same colour space (why is it even different?).

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 15, 2019 Jul 15, 2019

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The bigger question is why have different modules? Aperture got this right, Lightroom gets it completely wrong.

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Explorer ,
Aug 13, 2019 Aug 13, 2019

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I'm surprised that this was not fixed in 2.4. This is a pretty serious usability issue, since it means I can't see the correct colors of a photo unless I open it.

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Explorer ,
Nov 10, 2019 Nov 10, 2019

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This still isn’t fixed in 3.0. This is one of the main reasons I no longer use Lightroom for editing. How can any photo editing app have this bug and not fix it?? If a photo app can’t do color correctly, what’s the point?

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LEGEND ,
Mar 01, 2021 Mar 01, 2021

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Hello Team Adobe,

When do you plan to fix this grid view color correction issue? Basic color correction already exists in Photoshop and Lightroom Classic, so just wondering what technical limitations are preventing fix.  Please advise on timeline of fix.

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Explorer ,
Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

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This is still not fixed after three years. Can you please address this? It is EXTREMELY annoying / workflow impacting to not be able to rely on color accuracy in an image editing app.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 22, 2021 Jun 22, 2021

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The original issue assigned to this post was fixed a number of years ago.  Is it possible to provide screenshots showing the grid (maximum thumbnail size) and the Edit view demonstrating the color difference?

Also provide current information on your OS Version Number, any monitor profiling,  and your display manufacturer and model number.

Thanks. 

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 10, 2021 Jul 10, 2021

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Rikk, I just encountered this issue using Lightroom Desktop 4.3 on my Windows 10 Build 19041 system. I use a wide gamut NEC A272w monitor with an Nvidia Quadro P2000 GPU calibrated using SpectraView. The grid view images are over-saturated compared to the edit mode, which appears correct. LrC and PS have no color management issues. I also tried updating the graphics driver with no change and turning off the GPU. The issue remains.

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Explorer ,
Jul 13, 2021 Jul 13, 2021

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I have the same issue on two systems with three displays. One is a Dell XPS 2720 (wide gamut color-calibrated Adobe RGB monitor running Windows 10). The other system is a Surface Laptop 3. I've seen this issue on Windows 10 and Windows 11 on this system, both with the laptop monitor (sRGB monitor) as well as with my ViewSonic VP2785 28" 4K monitor in color calibrated Display P3 mode. I've attached images from my Surface Laptop 3 displaying images on my ViewSonic monitor displaying a color swatch PNG to give an idea of the difference.

BTW, I've tried on my Surface Laptop 3 setup (internal and Viewsonic monitor) with and without color calibration using a SpyderPro X, but issue is the same.

Grid view:

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Detail view:

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 13, 2021 Jul 13, 2021

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@todd_shaner_6660895  Yep - we've got a bug logged. Right now on Windows - the Grid isn't color managed. 

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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Explorer ,
Jul 13, 2021 Jul 13, 2021

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Thanks, Rikk - looking forward to seeing this addressed!

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