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Hey guys, so I have this issue, every single image I edit faces this. When I export, the file created is more saturated than what it appeared to be in affinity. Here is an example - the exported image, and the file in affinity that I exported from. Does anybody know what might be causing this or how to fix this? Thanks for your input my dudes

 

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Try setting correct ICC profile for monitor in OS.

 

 


Affinity Store: Affinity Suite (ADe, APh, APu) 1.8.5.703.
Windows 10 Pro, Version 2004, Build 19041.508.
Dell Latitude E5570, i5-6440HQ 2.60 GHz, 8 GB, Intel HD Graphics 530, 1920 x 1080.
Dell OptiPlex 7060, i5-8500 3.00 GHz, 16 GB, Intel UHD Graphics 630, Dell P2417H 1920 x 1080.
Intel NUC5PGYH, Pentium N3700 2.40 GHz, 8 GB, Intel HD Graphics, EIZO EV2456 1920 x 1200.

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Because Affinity Photo is a color managed app, but Windows Photos is not. The difference in this screenshot is not that great because it has been mapped to sRGB color gamut. But the larger the color gamut of your monitor is, the larger the difference in saturation. As the sample color image has sRGB profile embedded, it would look like the one on the left in any color managed app, but far more vivid when viewed with a non-color managed app. 

srgb_photos.jpg.82a0fc780fd09c334a906d7171e4e92c.jpg

If what you see in Affinity Photo is fine, there is nothing wrong with your ICC profile.

UPDATE: This file has AdobeRGB profile embedded but is mapped to sRGB on this forum, but it should show a bit better the relative difference between these two color spaces (in real environment the image on the left, which here shows dimmed colors, would look like the one one the right, and one on the right would look much more vivid). 

srgb_photos_argbembedded.jpg.c1da7802edef3d0a7a4c12e76aaf1658.jpg

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11 hours ago, Pšenda said:

Try setting correct ICC profile for monitor in OS.

 

 

Alas, my monitor's colour profile is already sRGB iec61966-2.1. so no luck there - thanks for the reply though

10 hours ago, Lagarto said:

Because Affinity Photo is a color managed app, but Windows Photos is not. The difference in this screenshot is not that great because it has been mapped to sRGB color gamut. But the larger the color gamut of your monitor is, the larger the difference in saturation. As the sample color image has sRGB profile embedded, it would look like the one on the left in any color managed app, but far more vivid when viewed with a non-color managed app. 

srgb_photos.jpg.82a0fc780fd09c334a906d7171e4e92c.jpg

If what you see in Affinity Photo is fine, there is nothing wrong with your ICC profile.

UPDATE: This file has AdobeRGB profile embedded but is mapped to sRGB on this forum, but it should show a bit better the relative difference between these two color spaces (in real environment the image on the left, which here shows dimmed colors, would look like the one one the right, and one on the right would look much more vivid). 

srgb_photos_argbembedded.jpg.c1da7802edef3d0a7a4c12e76aaf1658.jpg

Thanks for the reply my dude :)

So if I understand correctly, this is just inevitable because most photo viewers are not colour managed and will boost saturation? 

I tried comparing photos from affinity photo vs flickr vs windows, and images uploaded to flickr matched the colours in affinity a whole lot better than windows photo viewer, so I'm happy since the end viewer should see it mostly correctly. I think I'm happy enough with it now knowing it's just windows photo viewer. 

 

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24 minutes ago, lemelisk said:

So if I understand correctly, this is just inevitable because most photo viewers are not colour managed and will boost saturation? 

Correct.

Some, like XnViewMP, are, but need to be turned on:

xnview_colorman.jpg.d0c366e1dcaca0b3f892bd941babc21c.jpg

After turned on, they behave differently than e.g. WIndows Photos (but here again, colors are mapped so that the sRGB embedded image viewed with a color managed app looks dull while the non-managed viewer on the left shows it "right", while in actual environment the image on the right looks like image on the left, and the image on the left shows screamingly vivid colors -- provided that the monitor supports wide color gamut). 

xnview_vs_windowsphoto.jpg.ab9204dae5e40a8ff5c249d2c400f79e.jpg

EDIT: Note that most browsers are nowadays color managed so you typically see sRGB colors correct if images are viewed with a browser.

 

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Great,

thank you very much for this thread. It just helped me a lot, because I also wondered why the colors of the same picture looks brighter in Affinity Photo than in my picture viewer XNView.

I did not know that XNView can work with ICC profiles. A great hint! Especially since the display of my laptop is very bluish and therefore I installed a special ICC profile from the manufacturer a long time ago to fix the problem.

And now I remember again that I changed the ICC profile of my Chrome browser from "System profile" to "RGB profile" some time ago. This was necessary because the RGB color values that I programmed when I designed a web page no longer matched the original values when displayed in the browser. Therefore an image downloaded from the internet looked paler in the browser than in Affinity Photo. The browser no longer used the special color profile stored in Windows.

As a layman, one usually only recognizes these correlations when problems occur. I had long forgotten that I switched off the icc profile in Chrome, so today I was surprised that the photos looks so pale in the browser and also in XNView.

Thanks to this thread I'm now up to date again regarding the color profiles. Thanks to all involved.

Greeting Markus

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