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Photo's appear much darker in AP

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Since a few days (it just happened), whenever I open RAW image with AP, the image shows very dark.
When I open the photo in Windows Photo Viewer, the image shows it actual colors.
Any idea what could cause this? I have to put editting of my images on hold now, as the exposure seems way off.

I've added 2 screenshots. The first screenshot will display the image in Windows Photo Viewer.
The second screenshot is the same image, but in AP.

Regards,

Darryl
 

photoviewer.jpg

AP photo.jpg

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I was watching some videos and the reds looked red in affinity in the videos but when I went into my affinity the reds looked orange. I thought that was weird so I color calibrated my monitor and now my reds in affinity are red. Problem solved.

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Hi Darryl,
I would not worry so much first,
I suspect that Windows shows the embedded JPG image,
there are certainly experts who can answer this better.
Photoshop and Darktable  also show the picture very dark, similar to Affinity Photo
see the screenshot.

Affinity-Photo.PNG

Darktable.PNG

Photoshop.PNG


Affinity Photo 1.7.1.404 :   Affinity Photo-Beta  1.7.2.424 :    Affinity Designer 1.7.1.404:  Affinity Designer-Beta 1.7.2.424:

Affinity Publisher-Beta 1.7.2.422:   Affinity Publisher 1.7.1.404:    Windows 10 Pro  (Version  1903 Build 18362.207)

 

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Opening your supplied file in AP retail (1.6.2.97) and beta (1.6.3.103) I see the same dark image as you posted.

 

Opening it in Raw Therapee 5.3 gives the following.  Quite a difference.  I see that the lens type is listed as "unknown", could that be the reason?

 

 

 

 

ScreenShot00392.jpg


Win 10 Pro, i7 6700K, 32Gb RAM, AMD Radeon R7 360 and Intel HD530 Graphics

 

Long-time user of Serif products, chiefly PagePlus and PhotoPlus, but also WebPlus, CraftArtistProfessional and DrawPlus.  Delighted to be using Affinity Designer, Photo, and now Publisher.

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1 hour ago, emmrecs01 said:

Opening your supplied file in AP retail (1.6.2.97) and beta (1.6.3.103) I see the same dark image as you posted.

 

Opening it in Raw Therapee 5.3 gives the following.  Quite a difference.  I see that the lens type is listed as "unknown", could that be the reason?

 

 

 

 

ScreenShot00392.jpg

That is weird.
In AP the lens is 'detected'. I've seen numerous posts about this particular issue. The possible solutions provided did not work for me.

I've used AP for about a week and had no issues. Then suddenly, it just happened.

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3 hours ago, Gnobelix said:

Hi Darryl,
I would not worry so much first,
I suspect that Windows shows the embedded JPG image,
there are certainly experts who can answer this better.
Photoshop and Darktable  also show the picture very dark, similar to Affinity Photo
see the screenshot.

Affinity-Photo.PNG

Darktable.PNG

Photoshop.PNG

Somewhat comforting haha, but then again, I did not have this issue before.
Also, the preview on my camera do not show the photo this dark.

Thank you for testing and helping out!

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It may be that you have adjusted the "Dynamic Range Optimizer" in the camera,
because the internal software of the camera then regulates the dynamic range of the RAWs.
However, this internal interpretation is not passed on to Affinity Photo and co.

is just an idea.


Affinity Photo 1.7.1.404 :   Affinity Photo-Beta  1.7.2.424 :    Affinity Designer 1.7.1.404:  Affinity Designer-Beta 1.7.2.424:

Affinity Publisher-Beta 1.7.2.422:   Affinity Publisher 1.7.1.404:    Windows 10 Pro  (Version  1903 Build 18362.207)

 

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22 hours ago, Gnobelix said:

It may be that you have adjusted the "Dynamic Range Optimizer" in the camera,
because the internal software of the camera then regulates the dynamic range of the RAWs.
However, this internal interpretation is not passed on to Affinity Photo and co.

is just an idea.

I double checked this, haven't touched this option in a long time.

It's becoming quite frustrating as well, as there is no real solution to this issue (I've seen multiple topics about RAW images appearing very dark in AP, no solution has been found that I'm aware of).

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On 28-2-2018 at 10:58 AM, Lee D said:

Hi Darryl,

Can you upload or PM me a copy of the RAW file from the screenshots so I can do some testing.

Did anything come forward out of your test?

I went through the list with supported lenses, and saw that the lens which shot these photo's is not mentioned anywhere.
Could that be causing this issue?

Even though it was working fine before?

 

I used a Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary for Sony E-mount.

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