psxindo wrote in post #4818093
first what does ATM means
second, when you're saying color managed, does it mean that it can show the difference between the color space, sRGB vs adobe RGB vs prophoto.
I did some other test the other day. I export a file accidentally to prophoto RGB. It didn't show any difference in "windows preview", but when I open it in a different application (sharpcast) it shows that the prophoto is very dull and muted. The sRGB picture in sharpcast shows the same color as "windows preview", firefox and safari, but still not the same as in my desktop.
sorry I can't get screenshots right now.
ATM = At The Moment.
So, if I understand correctly, what happens is this: You have a raw file, let's call it IMG0001.CR2.
in LR, you convert it to a ProPhotoRGB file (IMG0001.TIF) and an sRGB file (IMG0001a.TIF).
All files look identical in LR.
All files look identical in windows viewer, yet in windows viewer they look different from LR?
If that is the case, then I think either: one of those programs is not using the correct monitor profile, or the monitor profile or a bit of software is corrupted.
If all files (IMG0001.CR2, IMG0001.TIF and IMG0001a.TIF look identical in LR and windows viewer (on Vista), yet different in Firefox (assuming 2.x) or on the desktop (what are you using to view there, if not windows viewer?) I'd assume you are seeing the difference between your screen and sRGB. Perfectly normal. Have a look here
I'd guess "sharpcast" (never heard of it) is not colormanaged (not capable of dealing with icc profiles, so all RGB data gets sent to the screen "as is")