Is the JPG you've included, the original JPG or the Exported JPG after the VSCO presets have been applied? I assume Exported, due to the -6 but I'd like to understand exactly what it is.
As a troubleshooting step to determine where the difference is coming from, reimport your sRGB exported JPG back into LR, then do side-by-side with it that reimported JPG in Develop and the same JPG in Windows Preview. Do they look the same or is the LR version look more saturated.
If you do more screenshots, turn on the Loup Info (via the i key) so we can tell what the LR image is, a camera raw, a camera JPG, or the reimported JPG.
Here is what I see when I do the troubleshooting step of showing the LR and Windows Preview side-by-side, which look the same:
Here's some clarification:
Here's a screenshot of my raw image in lightroom without any presets:
Here is a screenshot of my raw image with the presets (the way I want it to look upon export):
Here is a of the jpeg exported out of LR:
(on my screen the jpg looks like what it should when I attach it, but I know once I post this it will not look like it. That's something I noticed when I posted my question previously)
I took you suggestion and re-imported the sRGB exported JPEG and it looks like how it is supposed to be with the correct saturation. Here's a screenshot of the jpeg reimported.
Here is a screenshot comparing the LR5 preview to the Photos preview on Windows 8. The LR5 (left) is more saturated, the correct way I want it:
I cannot use Windows Photo Viewer because this is how my photos look like in it:
Hope this all makes sense! Thank you so much in advance!
I would guess that your monitor is not profiled with a hardware calibrator and that your current monitor profile is not even close to the gamut of yoru monitor.
What model monitor do you have, and what is your display profile?
Your having profiled with an i1Display is good; however, change your System Default in the Advanced tab to sRGB, but keep your Monitor profile to the Roomlight one it already is.
Here is what I have for my Display profile (on my lefthand monitor) and you can see that I have experimented with quite a few:
Here is what I have for my Advanced Color Management settings, with the item circled that you should try changing:
Another line of inquiry would be: this thread seems to indicate the issues started or are only applicable to images that you've applied the VSCO presets to. I doubt that is the case. What happens if you do everything you're doing to the NEF without any adjustments, do you still see differences between LR and desktop-WPV and the metro-style PV?
Correct, I just noticed it the most because my colors were changed so much with using VSCO filters, so that is how it was brought to my attention. However, upon exporting unedited images it is slightly muted and desaturated.
So I did what you said and made the changes, but nothing has changed with my issue, unfortunately. Here's a screenshot comparing all 3 viewing modes of the edited file:
The desaturated appearance is still happening even when I am exporting a JPEG of the unedited raw file:
I can't look at the raw file through explorer or the Photos app or WPV because it doesn't read them/may be too large. I opened in Adobe Camera Raw and it appears the same as it is in LR.
Thank you for your suggestions thus far!
Looking at the raw file with WPV or other non-Adobe utilities is useless because the raw file has the camera-embedded JPG not the Adobe rendering anyway. So what you did is what I meant, export a JPG from the unadjusted NEF and look at that in various utilities. They should all be the same but on your system they continue to not be.
One thing to do in addition to Windows Color System Defaults – Device Profile to sRGB, is click the Change system defaults button at the bottom so it says “System Default (sRGB….)” rather than just sRGB. Then reboot and recalibrate your display with the i1Display.
I’m still thinking something is wrong with your calibration or your monitor configuration. It is also possible that your HP system is doing something that is getting in the way of loading the i1Display profile.
You might also try to do the Windows built-in calibration, which would be better than nothing if it syncs up the three views of the images.
Finally, make sure you’re video card control panel utility doesn’t have any non-default settings for gamma and color strength because that could also cause an inconsistency.
Good point, I forgot about that.
So I changed my system defaults and rebooted, that didn't work. I don't have access to the i1 Display as of now, it was borrowed. My profile is loading alright because when I reboot or start up my system it is a completely different probably factory profile setting (very cool toned) and once its completely booted it loads my profile and the colors are the way they should be.
I checked the video card (Intel Graphics Card?) and all is on defaults nothing is changed, especially since I've never accessed it before.
I am going to recalibrate now using Window's built-in system. I'll see if that helps.
So I recalibrated and now all my images in LR match how muted it all was in through Photos app, AH. They all look awful, I feel at a loss. The screen is so much cooler as well. I realize my profile was the issue, but now I have to re-edit my images in LR? Not upset, glad this is making some progress. PROGRESS! YES!
Comparing the redited image in Lightroom to viewing an exporting jpeg of it in Photos and WPV, LR and Photos App match! WPV is making my blacks deeper than they are supposed to be.
My JPEG before recalibration & JPEG viewing comparison:
My JPEG after recalibration:
I feel so much better even if I have to re-edit, it'll be fast with the syncing. THANK YOU!
I would like to rephrase my question since it wasn't specifically VSCO issue, but not sure if it is possible to edit my original post?
Generally messages cannot be edited once they are replied to--to preserve the integrity of the conversion or something, and I think the title can only be changed by a forum moderator.
Now you're seeing closer to what the rest of us are seeing, at least.
Did you use the built-in Windows Calibration or did you borrower the i1Display, already?
If you used the Windows Calibration then I expect it doesn't have a way to adjust the color-temperature of the display like the i1Display does.
The "after recalibration" version of the JPG looks warmer and the black is less dark than the "before recalibration". Is that what you're seeing on your side?
I used the Windows Calibration system.It doesn't have that, but I went back and readjusted my neutrals to be a bit warmer for now.
Correct, That is what I see on my side too!