I see this question in many forums and online but without a solution.
JPEG exports (sRBG) look overly saturated when viewed in Internet Explorer browser, including when uploading/viewing in Facebook, etc, etc. In other words, the colors looks different between Lightroom and Internet Explorer. (Colors looks the same between Lightroom and Photoshop though.)
As point of reference, when you download a sample JPEG image from Canon EOS's website (used to show sample images from their cameras) you see that those images also use sRGB profile. They also look exactly the same no matter how you view them (Lightroom, Photoshop, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.).
What is Lightroom doing to photos upon export to JPEG and you need Lightroom or Photoshop to see the same colors?
I saw some talk about it had to do with Lightroom presets and that you had to zero those out? Any ideas from Windows users?
Have you got Firefox or Safari on your machine? In which case, how do the images look in either of those browsers? Or, if you're using Windows 7, how do the images look in Windows photo viewer?
Also, can you say what monitor you are using please?
I think it might be a colour management issue. Internet Explorer is not colour managed (not even IE9), Lightroom and Photoshop are colour managed, so is Windows 7 photo viewer (but not the XP equivalent), so are Firefox and Safari (but not Chrome). When there's a difference between how something looks in an non-colour-managed program and colour-manged programs then it's worth checking for colour management issues.
If your monitor has a wider gamut than sRGB, then you would expect IE9 and other non-managed programs to look over-saturated.
Dorin Nicolaescu-Musteață wrote:
IE won't convert to monitor color space.
Quite. IE9 maps image colour space to sRGB, which is fine if you have a monitor with exactly sRGB colour space, and calibrated to exactly sRGB's peculiar tone curve. Very few monitors will display exactly the right colour with IE9, and wide-gamut monitors will be way off.
Chrome, on the other hand, ignores image profiles (assuming all images to be sRGB) but does map the image to monitor colour space.
How strange that both IE9 and Chrome go to all the trouble of implementing colour space mapping, but then don't do the job properly. It's weird - they both do the hard bit, but each misses (different) easy bits!