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Images opening very dark - Is it a Colour Profile Issue ?

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I've been using Affinity Photo for a while now and love it, it's almost completely replaced Photoshop as my main photo editing App. The problem I'm having, and determined to get sorted, is after exporting a TIFF or PSD document from Cinema 4D, when I open it in Photoshop, it looks fine. However opening it in Affinity Photo, it appears very dark (see attached screenshots).

It also pops up with the message Affinity Assigned your working Profile xxxxx to this unprofiled document. (xxxx denoting different profiles I've set in Affinity's preferences)

I've tried changing my working profile to several different settings including RGB/16 -sRGB IEC61966-2.1 and Adobe (1998) , with no noticeable difference.

Is there something I need to do in Affinity to make the colours look the same as the original ? I've also tried Assigning different Profiles after the image has loaded, but that doesn't seem to do anything either.

If I can get this sorted, then I can switch 100% to Affinity :-)

 

 

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Hi Lee,

Thanks for your quick reply,

I am outputting a small area now from Cinema 4D (as a Tiff), will upload it when it is done.

Cheers

Gary

 

 

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Hi Lee,

Thanks for your quick reply,

Couldn't find a way to send an attachment via PM :-)

Here is a small Tiff image I've saved directly from Photoshop.

If opened in Photoshop, Cinema 4D's Picture Viewer (just to try different software) or even Mac's standard Preview app, the image is a lot brighter than when opened in Affinity Photo.

I'm just wondering if I've got an import setting set incorrectly.

Best Regards

Gary

Sample Tiff Image from Photoshop.tif

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Yes I can reproduce that behavior here on my Mac with APh. - That image hasn't as default a assigned profile and when APh assigns the default sRGB one this image get's darkened, only the Apple RGB makes it slightly lighter but not in same manner as it's shown up as default in Preview.app or GraphicsConverter etc.


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In APh 1.6 it opens dark

In APh 1.7 (Beta) it opens a lot brighter for me

Maybe they tweaked/changed something in 1.7

(I'm on Windows)


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Thanks Both,

It would be good if Affinity could tweak things so that APh opens things the same as other software,  when a file doesn't have a colour profile.

The original image came from a Multi-Pass output from Cinema 4D (with photoshop layers). So it has separate Shadows, Reflections,  Diffusion layers that I can adjust Post-Render.

I notice on Cinema4D that the Regular (single Layer) Image has the option for an Image Colour Profile (which is set to sRGB IEC61966-2.1) and the Multi-Pass doesn't. Possibly because it contains lots of different layers (including some greyscale layers) that make up the final image ? In Photoshop, the result of the Multi-Pass image looks the same as the Regular File, in APh it doesn't.

Most of the images I work on are Multi-Passes, so they kind of need to work in the same way as opening them in Photoshop, Graphic Converter, Preview and probably many other apps. Not least because if a client sends me an image without a profile that looks the same on their computer and most other apps, If I edit and return a darker image after it's been in APh, they'll want to know what the problem is.

 

Thanks Carl123...  I'll give Beta 1.7 a try, I hope it's something they are looking into. :-)

 

Cinema 4D Render Settings - No Colour Profile Option

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I think Carl123 is right.... Beta 1.7 seems to solve the issue :-)

Thanks Carl, Thanks everyone who's checked my post, and thanks Affinity for anticipating my problem and fixing it in the next release :-)

 

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