When I export my images from LR4 to Flickr (or anywhere else on the web) they always appear a bit pinker than in LR. I know LR4 develops in ProPhoto by default and, as is best practice for the web, I always export in sRGB for the web. I don't want to have to 'soft proof' every single photo I take (such a hassle), and I'm guessing this is a discrepency between colour profiles. SO, is there any way I can change LR4 so that I can develop all my images in sRGB instead of proPhoto, as I used to in LR3? There was never a discrepency when I was editing in sRGB in LR3. This has only been an issue since upgrade and it really bugs me!
Also ~ from the help files proPhoto seems to assume an ability to callibrate your monitor, but not everyone has the means to do this ~ l it's a bit unfair. My monitor has an autocalibration tool and it's colours are pretty accurate, but there is no profiling 'file' that I could use for LR to read & allign itself with.
Sorry but you really weren't editing in sRGB in LR3. The Develop Module has always displayed in Melissa, which is pretty much the same as ProPhoto. That hasn't changed.
Regarding having to profile your monitor. It isn't unfair. Everybody has to do it, whether they are dealing with ProPhoto or not. If you're serious, you pay a small fraction of the cost of your camera and lenses for a calibrator, and you use it.
I seem to remember being able to CHANGE the develop module in LR3 so that I was working in sRGB. And when I was working in LR3, on the SAME monitor I never had colour issues between develop and export to Flickr.
If it's not the profiling, what else is it that's changed?
Not everybody has the means to buy calibration equipment. It's #1 on my wish list and I am serious about my photography, but I work on a very low budget and can only spend as I earn! I don't buy lenses. I bought one 35mm and that's me ~ everything else it's out of budget right now. A decent calibrator does not come cheap and I see no point buying a cheap one that probably won't be much better than the auto that's already built into my screen!
I just want to also say ~ when my pictures are professionally printed the colour matching seems fine ~ so I don't actually believe I have a serious monitor calibration issue.
I use Windows7 & Chrome browser. Always have (well for a REALLY log time anyway!).
Try Safari or Firefox (and maybe the new, ugh, IE), as they are color managed. Doesn’t mean anyone else viewing the images will see what you’re seeing unless they too use a color managed browser.
Color management is possible with Chrome if you use the --enable-monitor-profile command line parameter. It will still treat any image as sRGB (which is ok in your case), but will convert to monitor's space.
@Dorin ~ please explain exactly HOW I do that?!!
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