5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 26, 2017 6:30 AM by phil_1

    monitor calibration destroys edits

    phil_1 Level 1

      I'm hoping there's an easy fix but this seems very strange.

      I calibrated my monitor yesterday and now ALL of my previous edits, (develop settings), in lightroom are very dark, i.e., underexposed.

      My monitor display hasn't changed that much so I'm not sure what to do short of rolling back the computer to pre-calibration. Which seems counter productive.

      This includes .cr2, .dng, .tiff

        • 1. Re: monitor calibration destroys edits
          Just Shoot Me Adobe Community Professional

          What calibration device and what were all the settings you used. Could be the initial calibration is corrupted.

          You can easily go back to the default monitor profile supplied by the manufacturer or to the sRGB profile and test then reinstate your custom profile. Or you could Re-calibrate to create a second custom profile using some different settings in the calibration software.

          • 2. Re: monitor calibration destroys edits
            phil_1 Level 1

            Using Colormunki Smile. No settings to choose. I've been using this calibration device for quite awhile with no issues.

            I think your advice is probably the best approach.

            I was just hoping there was an easy button to make all the problems go away.

            • 3. Re: monitor calibration destroys edits
              Just Shoot Me Adobe Community Professional

              Don't we all wish there was an Easy Button for every problem, in life and software.

              • 4. Re: monitor calibration destroys edits
                trshaner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                phil_1  wrote

                 

                Using Colormunki Smile. No settings to choose. I've been using this calibration device for quite awhile with no issues.

                The Colormunki Smile doesn't calibrate the display's Luminace level, which you will need to do manually using the Brightness control on the monitor. If nothing else changed before the most recent calibration your darker profile indicates something is wrong with the calibration puck or monitor software. I suggest downloading and installing the latest version of the software...even if that's what you already have installed.

                Software Downloads (3 Items)VersionPrevious VersionRelease Date
                ColorMunki Smile1.0.21.0 Win, 1.0.1 Mac

                8/25/2016

                • 5. Re: monitor calibration destroys edits
                  phil_1 Level 1

                  Yes Trshaner, when I went to calibrate I got "An update is available" so I downloaded it and I think the CMS update is the problem. I rolled back to Adobe Srgb color profile and everything is back to normal.

                  Thanks All.