2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 16, 2018 11:47 AM by Per Berntsen

    Why are my photos looking different in other programs?


      color cast.JPGI have these photos, and in Lightroom, Photoshop, and even in the windows photo viewer the colors look correct. But when I am importing them into a video editing software (image on the right), they have this green cast and are a little desaturated. The same thing happened when I got them printed through Vistaprint. The color profiles are all sRGB, I originally shot in raw and have converted the file to different file types to see if that fixed the issue, and it still happens. I have never had this issue before so I am not sure what is different because I haven't been messing with any settings or anything. You can also see how the logo colors in the bottom right corner are affected too...and that's happening with a couple of other ads I made from the same photo shoot. I'm at a loss...any ideas?

        • 1. Re: Why are my photos looking different in other programs?
          dj_paige Level 10

          There are a couple of possibilities


          • You exported the photo from LR or PS using some color space other than sRGB
          • Your monitor needs to be calibrated
          • 2. Re: Why are my photos looking different in other programs?
            Per Berntsen Adobe Community Professional

            Lightroom, Photoshop and the Windows photo viewer are all color managed. They use the monitor profile to display images, and will display correct colors as long as the monitor profile is sound and correct.

            Most other applications (probably including the video editor you are using) are not color managed (they do not use the monitor profile), and will most likely not display correct colors.


            You seem to be on Windows 10, which is known to sometimes install defective monitor profiles when doing updates.

            This might have happened to you, so  you should ideally calibrate your monitor with a hardware calibrator, which will create a new profile that accurately describes your monitor. If you have been working with a defective profile, calibrating may make your images display differently in Lightroom and Photoshop, so that you will have to re-edit them. After re-editing, there may be a smaller difference between Lightroom and the video editor.


            If you don't have a calibrator, you can try setting the monitor profile to sRGB. This is not as accurate as calibrating, but can work as a temporary fix.


            Go to Control Panel > Color management.

            Add the sRGB profile, and set it as default. Make sure that Use my settings for this device is checked.

            Lightroom and Photoshop will need to be restarted to pick up the new profile.