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I have created some images in Affinity Designer, latest version, which look fine in the application. However, two out of the six or seven I have done recently, when I export them to PNG, JPG and other formats, they look washed out and dull.

I copied the exported files to my laptop and they look dull there too. I installed Designer on the laptop, and the original Designer file looks okay. If I export it there, it still looks dull.

 

I have attached the original file and a screen capture of what the exported file looks like.

 

 

Thursday PM-selected.zip

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That screenshot does not show the same image as in your .zip file.

The .png and .afdesign in the .zip file both look fine on my laptop.

 


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FWIW and all that...

The image you posted isn't the one in the zip so it's hard to genuinely compare. However, taking your designer file and exporting here (macOS Mojave, AD 1.7.1, to PNG in this case) shows no noticeable difference (to my quick review anyway). That would seem to put the issue either into something you're doing at export that's different or a display config that may be impacting.

Edit: so, while I am arguably an idiot (the thread talks about Windows, after all) perhaps this cross-check will still be useful?

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9 minutes ago, Brad Brighton said:

so, while I am arguably an idiot (the thread talks about Windows, after all) perhaps this cross-check will still be useful?

I regularly cross-check reports on the other OS, and I know several other users who do this, too. Most of the application code is common across the different versions of the Affinity applications, so what fails in one often fails in the other. Not always, though, and I think the information that it works in one but not the other can also be useful to the Serif developers.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.526 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.526 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.531 Beta

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Hi Chris, just tried this myself and like the others this is displaying fine. Could you attach the file shown in your first post please? Also what are you using the view the images in Windows, and what export settings are you using?

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Yeah, I found the cause of the issue.
For some reason for some of the images, the colour profile was set to my printer\scanner. I changed it back to sRGB (the bottom profile) and now it exports okay.

 

 

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