Hello! I am a video guy who was hired to do event photography the other night. I love the final edits I did in LR (CC 2015.8) and am all ready to export to JPEG. Then I noticed in the exported batch that the colors were very strange- they look compressed, like a lesser range of color or smaller bit. I am not the most technical with these things, but I have tried different export settings with no luck. Currently at the usual sRBG and JPEG Quality 94. TIFF produced the very same flawed image quality.
I certainly can't present these photos as they look right now. Please see attached screenshots, noticing the obvious difference in the hair and coat. (Larger darker one is the export quality). Any ideas??
Make sure your monitor is properly calibrated. Some applications use the calibration, other do not, which can explain the difference in colors. Also, I am wondering if the man's jacket shows over-sharpening, can you dial that back and see if the jacket looks better?
Also make sure you have Remove Chromatic Aberration enabled in the Lens Corrections area.
Are you limiting file size--which ignores the quality setting?
Try these settings and see what happens, which are basically that the Quality is 100 and everything else that affects how the images looks unchecked: