From time to time we see complaints about using Color Profiles and color managed monitors, with various programs displaying the 'same image' in very different manners...and the issue is NOT simply 'color managed application' vs. 'not color managed application'.
In a post within the past 2 weeks, Tzalman writes a nice starter explanation...
With apologies to Tzalman, I think that just glances over the top of the issue, leaving lots of questions in lots of people's minds. I know, that although I have purchased a Spyder for myself over a year ago, I never have used it, for fear of treading into the unknown and creating more problem for myself than I had without color management! (My prints look like what I see on the monitor, when I send them out to a commercial lab or if I print on my photo printer, from my Lightroom and Paintshop Pro workflow...so why 'mess with what ain't broke'? )
I thought I would start this thread, because a search of POTN does not seem to address this topic as a general one, but only addresses specific issues with a specific application programs in use. The thread which the above link was taken from appears to be more generic than most, but I thought a thread that has a name which might eventually become a Sticky would be a useful one for all to learn.
So, please, Color Management Experts, contribute what you know to this thread. And to keep the low-value commentary minimal in this potential Sticky thread, to keep the value high of the posts within the thread, please do not speculate. Make only statements KNOWN and PROVEN to be true! Particularly if you know of chapters in any books which are well written and high in information content, please refer the POTN readers to them.