Discrepancies between Lightroom and Browser

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newmy51 Forum Member • Posts: 69
Discrepancies between Lightroom and Browser

Hello DPReview,

I am using Lightroom Classic 10.1.1 on a Windows 10 machine with a crummy loaner Acer V233H while I await the arrival of a proper IPS display. I have calibrated the display with DisplayCal (3.8.9.3) and installed the following profile:

https://pastebin.com/9jTu8gfz

I have some cell phone photos (which I don't mind editing on such a display) that I've edited for upload to a web database, and am noticing that both Chrome (93.0.4577.82) and Firefox (89.0.2) are showing slightly but annoyingly washed out version of my finished images.

Chrome (left) Lightroom (right)

I have set sRGB as the desired color space in the export process. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.

Any and all help greatly appreciated,

-newmy51

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skyglider Veteran Member • Posts: 6,035
Re: Discrepancies between Lightroom and Browser
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newmy51 wrote:

Hello DPReview,

I am using Lightroom Classic 10.1.1 on a Windows 10 machine with a crummy loaner Acer V233H while I await the arrival of a proper IPS display. I have calibrated the display with DisplayCal (3.8.9.3) and installed the following profile:

https://pastebin.com/9jTu8gfz

I have some cell phone photos (which I don't mind editing on such a display) that I've edited for upload to a web database, and am noticing that both Chrome (93.0.4577.82) and Firefox (89.0.2) are showing slightly but annoyingly washed out version of my finished images.

Chrome (left) Lightroom (right)

I have set sRGB as the desired color space in the export process. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.

Any and all help greatly appreciated,

-newmy51

Maybe check how your monitor's calibration looks with a test pictures that you view or download from the internet, instead of importing pictures you took.  That should negate any incorrect settings you might have when importing your own pics.

Set Google to "Images" and then search for "monitor test pictures".  In the search finds there will be a link to "Monitor test charts" that has several different pics that you can view.

Maybe it might reveal that your monitor calibration is off, ..... or confirm that it looks good.

Sky

Billiam29 Senior Member • Posts: 2,140
Re: Discrepancies between Lightroom and Browser
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Since web browsers are the only software you mention viewing the images in outside of Lightroom, I would first rule them out as culprits.

I do not know the state of Chrome and Firefox, but just know that over the years browsers have somewhat of a poor reputation where color management is concerned. That’s not just between different browsers either. Different versions of the same browser have had color management issues come and go. Even if your browsers don't have outright problems, it's possible you may still need to set some advanced configuration options for their color management to be enabled or work correctly.

The Windows 7 era “Preview” function for images is properly color managed if you want to re-enable that within your Win 10 OS as another viewer. There are many easily found articles on how to do that.

You could also try the popular Faststone Image Viewer. Just be aware that you need to explicitly turn on Faststone’s color management features. That’s nothing more than a couple of check boxes though.

Ken60 Senior Member • Posts: 3,115
Re: Discrepancies between Lightroom and Browser

After reading your post I loaded up three browsers side by side , IE , Google Chrome and Firefox. I accessed images on my website that were produced sRGB in photoshop before uploading to the site. Have to say, very little difference between the three... and as I remember them in photoshop near enough that I am happy. Using Win 10 latest release and a calibrated monitor.

Upload one of your sRGB images at reasonable res here and lets see how it looks.

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Simon Garrett Veteran Member • Posts: 7,210
Re: Discrepancies between Lightroom and Browser

newmy51 wrote:

Hello DPReview,

I am using Lightroom Classic 10.1.1 on a Windows 10 machine with a crummy loaner Acer V233H while I await the arrival of a proper IPS display. I have calibrated the display with DisplayCal (3.8.9.3) and installed the following profile:

https://pastebin.com/9jTu8gfz

I have some cell phone photos (which I don't mind editing on such a display) that I've edited for upload to a web database, and am noticing that both Chrome (93.0.4577.82) and Firefox (89.0.2) are showing slightly but annoyingly washed out version of my finished images.

Chrome (left) Lightroom (right)

I have set sRGB as the desired color space in the export process. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.

Any and all help greatly appreciated,

-newmy51

Minor points: the latest Lightroom is 10.4, the latest Firefox is 92.0.  I don't know about Chrome, I've not got that loaded.

However, even those older versions should still show the same appearance.  For both Firefox and Chrome, they should work with default settings.  No need to alter any profile or colour management settings (best leave them all at default settings for fault-finding).

Make sure that the profile you've created is set as the default profile at Control Panel -> Colour Management.

That Acer monitor has a limited colour gamut, and it's TN, so colour will change as you move your head position, but Lightroom, Firefox and Chrome should display the same.

Some web content management systems remove the profile on uploading; for example most Wordpress systems do that (which shows how clueless most web developers are about colour).

What "web database" are you using?

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