I noticed that there're colour differences beetween Photoshop and ACR (same screen, images side by side). Even when I open image in Photoshop and apply Camera Raw Filter with no adjustments colours are changing. I'm sending screenshots. First one is image just opened im Photoshop, second one is layer with Adobe Camera Raw filter applied with no adjustments. Third screenshot is comparison Photoshop vs ACR vs Lightroom (same display, side by side). How to fix it?
It'll only take a few minutes and is good troubleshooting.
At least once a week on this forum we read about this, or very similar issues of appearance differing between colour managed applications.
Of course you must not expect accurate colour with programs such as Windows "Photos", because colour management is not implemented there so such programs are incapable of providing accurate image display.
Unfortunately, with Microsoft hardware: Windows updates, Graphics Card updates and Display manufacturers have a frustratingly growing reputation for installing useless (corrupted) monitor display profiles.
I CAN happen with Macs but with far less likelihood, it seems.
The issue can affect different applications in different ways, some not at all, some very badly.
The poor monitor display profile issue is hidden by some applications, specifically those that do not use colour management, such as Microsoft Windows "Photos".
Photoshop is correct, it’s the industry standard for viewing images, in my experience it's revealing an issue with the Monitor Display profile rather that causing it. Whatever you do, don't ignore it. As the issue isn’t caused by Photoshop, don’t change your Photoshop ‘color settings’ to try fix it.
To find out if the monitor display profile is the issue, I recommend you to try setting the monitor profile for your own monitor display under “Device” in your Windows ‘color management’ control panel to sRGB temporarily.
(ALTERNATIVELY, if you have a wide gamut monitor display (check the spec online) it’s better to try Adobe RGB here instead as its better suits the display characteristics).
Quit and relaunch Photoshop after the control panel change, to ensure the new settings are applied.
You can click ADD to add sRGB if it’s not already listed there.
Once it’s selected, be sure to check “Use my settings for this device” up top.
And click on “set as Default Profile - bottom right
Screenshot of Color Management Control Panel
Depending on the characteristics of your monitor display and your requirements, using sRGB or Adobe RGB here may be good enough - but custom calibration is a superior approach.
If this change fixes the issue, it is recommended that you should now calibrate and profile the monitor properly using a calibration sensor like i1display pro, which will create and install it's own custom monitor profile. The software should install it’s profile correctly so there should be no need to manually set the control panel once you are doing this right.
Still got problems?
If you want to try a method that’s proved successful to rule out many an issue we see with Photoshop, you can reset preferences: