PS 2022 Icc profile for non main monitor

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May 02, 2022 May 02, 2022

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I create icc profiles for my both monitors (laptop and external monitor), but in PS Color... panel only the icc profile (RVB Moniteur : .... in RVB dropdown) of main monitor is used. PS started  on main monitor or on additional monitor.

I checked in windows 10 (last update) the correct profiles are set to each monitor.

Exact same problem on windows 11 (last update)

Why is the icc profile not switching to second monitor ?

Thanks for the help

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May 02, 2022 May 02, 2022

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Photoshop does switch to the other monitor profile when you drag an image over (or move the whole application). Everything works as it should, there is no problem.

 

The dropdown only lists the main display profile under Monitor RGB - but that doesn't mean the other profile isn't correctly used.

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May 02, 2022 May 02, 2022

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Many thanks, OK fine, is there a way to check if it is OK ?

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May 02, 2022 May 02, 2022

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If each monitor is assigned the correct profile in Windows Color Management, everything's fine.

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May 02, 2022 May 02, 2022

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OK, many thanks

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May 02, 2022 May 02, 2022

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Of course, if you have a specific problem with one display not looking right even after profiling, then we can try to troubleshoot that. But if you're not seeing anything wrong, you can assume everything's OK. This is usually very reliable on Windows. Photoshop just picks up the profile it gets from the OS, for each display.

 

The only thing you need to keep in mind, is that if you change the profile, you need to relaunch Photoshop. The profile is loaded at application startup, and then used for that session until next relaunch.

 

All that said, we have seen some problems with systems that have an integrated display + an external connected display. This has mostly affected iMacs and MBPs lately, but I've seen cases on Windows laptops too.

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May 02, 2022 May 02, 2022

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Both monitors are looking nearly the same. So I will asume every thing is OK.

Just display the current in use icc profile (screen footer !) could be a "nice to have"

Best regards

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May 03, 2022 May 03, 2022

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Photoshop doesn’t show the 2nd display profile in color settings, but when its working right images are presented using the profile for that 2nd display.

How to check?

Temporarily* calibrate/profile the 2nd screen with the gamma target set to 1.0

(*although Photoshop learns the gamma from the ICC profiles and can compensate and display correctly, don't leave it like that)

 

If you now move an image which is using the profile for display 1 to display 2 and the display 2 profile is NOT picked up, there will be a very large change in appearance. So that’s how to test the process.

 

I hope this helps
neil barstow, colourmanagement net :: adobe forum volunteer:: co-author: 'getting colour right'
google me "neil barstow colourmanagement" for lots of free articles on colour management

 

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