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Hi everyone,

I am new to Affinity Photo and photo editing in general and I have a crucial problem. The preview of my edits that AP shows does not fit the exported files. Just for reference my screen is colour calibrated using a SpyderX and is able to achieve 100% sRGB.  Looking in Windows -> Settings -> System -> Display -> Advanced Display Settings -> Bit depth I see the value 8 bit. 

Now when I look at the edited photo in AP (before exporting) I can clearly see shades of gray on the top left lamp, but when I look at it through DigiKam's ShowPhoto (which I read it is colour managed) I am losing all the gray detail in the top left lamp. I have exported to PNG 16bit (as I was working in sRGB 16 bit in AP) with the attached settings. The even weirder problem is that if I open the exported PNG in AP I see the exact same image as the preview. 

As far I know, the only profile that should be anything but sRGB/Adobe RGB/ProPhoto is the display one (which is found under Windows -> Settings -> System -> Display -> Advanced Display Settings -> Display Adapter Properties ->  Colour Management -> Colour Management) that should be generated by a colour calibration tool such as SpyderX/i1Display/etc.

Please let me know what do I get wrong as it drives me nuts that the export does not match the edit!

Thank you for your time and stay safe!

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Hi @Daniel Tudosiu,

We have a great write up on colour management and the correct settings to be using here so that would be worth checking out 1st to make sure everything is set correctly.

As would be worth checking you have the colour management settings correctly set in Digikam's software

 

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I have solved it, by following that guide and a comment on another post. A good addition to your blog post would be a list of colour managed photo viewers such as Digikam's Showphoto, or you can create your own counterpart to Lightroom ;)

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