A screenshot would really help.
But I suspect you have a bad monitor profile. These applications are color managed and should always display identically. "Slightly darker" indicates the same.
Rerun your calibration software, or if you don't have a calibrator, use sRGB IEC61966-2.1 for now. Relaunch all apps when done:
Applications without color management don't use the profile and are as such unaffected.
I'll try running calibration on mac but not sure that would correct the issue
If I export the image (dng) directly into photoshop (tif) then save back to lightroom again then export then the colour grading issue doesn't happen. It saves as the colour it should. Only when I export to jpg directly from photoshop the issue occurs?
The grey lo res haloing is only visible in lightroom. Its clear in photoshop and clear if i export to jpg from both photoshop and/or lightroom. This image shows the halo effect I mean (around the hairline)
The color grading issue you're talking about is visible inside Photoshop or inside the exported jpg when opened in Finder?
Which apple computer are you using? Which monitor do you have?
How you save the jpg file from Photoshop?
Let us know,
Only visible as the .jpg exported from photoshop (in finder). Colour is fine within photoshop. Save As>.jpg
Macbook Pro - laptop screen
Thanks for your answer. It's a color profile problem.
Please check if in Photoshop you have the Proofing on and if it's in CMYK. If it's active, you will see different colors once you open it in finder.
If it's active, please switch to sRgb as on the image below.
Please check also your color profile inside photoshop from the Edit menu on top->Color Profile
For web use or any screen use it should be in sRGB (unless you know what are you doing and why).
Please check these and back to me telling me how you save the jpg file and which monitor are you using, if it's an iMac or a laptop.
All my best,
'Proof setup' was set to 'working in CMYK' so have selected sRGB instead.
'Proof Colors' wasn't selcted. When I select this the image destaurates and skin tone turns green
I don't have an option for 'Color Profile' but these are the 'color settings'
I've also noticed the following issue as below with gradients. Harsh halos instead of soft gradient. (using curve and masking)
Might also be worth mentioning the image is 16-bit so assuming when saving as jpg it is reducing to 8 bit
I use macbook pro screens save jpgs by using the 'Save As' option then selecting jpg rather than .tif
Further more. If I go to 'Edit>Assign Profile' photoshop shows I'm working in 'ProPhoto' and not sRGB. I can change to sRGB but agin the colours go crazy
Should lightroom be outputting as sRGB rather than ProPhoto?