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lowfat October 18, 2012 09:25 AM

Incorrect photo darkness.
Just noticed that my pictures in Lightroom (and on my camera) are much brighter than every other application. I've linked a pic below. The picture on the left is Windows Picture Viewer, you can see how the gamma is off, the picture is much too dark. Lightroom is on the right, you can see the blacks aren't near so black. This is also what it looks like on my camera's LCD. I haven't been able to find any settings that could remedy this. Anyone have any ideas?


zoob October 18, 2012 09:38 AM

Did you setup a ICC profile for your monitor?

Windows Photo Viewer only honors ICC v2 profiles, not v4:
Windows Photo Viewer Problem

SKYMTL October 18, 2012 10:41 AM

I agree. I had a hell of a time troubleshooting this exact issue, especially considering my monitor is completely calibrated (305T). Updating my default image viewer to something that actually supports the latest ICC profiles. I actually use Fast Picture Viewer now.

lowfat October 18, 2012 10:58 AM

It wasn't just WPV that displayed the pictures incorrect, everything besides Lightroom did. However I found a post on bit tech that fixed the issue. I had to select the 'sRGB virtual device model' WCS Device Profile in Color Management. Now the only thing that displays them wrong is WPV, which I have now replaced w/ Fast Picture Viewer. :thumb:

enaberif October 18, 2012 12:29 PM

gotta love having 3 different profiles to screw with your pictures.

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