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The cause of this is most likely a defective monitor profile.
Lightroom and Photoshop are color managed, and use the monitor profile to display correct colors.
Most other applications are not color managed, do not use the monitor profile, and are unaffected.
Setting the RGB working space in Photoshop to Monitor RGB does not fix the problem – what it does is to disable color management, and makes Photoshop behave like any other application without color management.
So change the color settings back to what they were before - similar to the screenshot below.
Set the RGB working space to a standard profile, like sRGB or Adobe RGB, and to choose Preserve Embedded Profiles under Color Management Policies.
To fix the problem with the monitor profile, go to Control Panel > Color Management, and set the monitor profile to sRGB (use Adobe RGB if you have a wide gamut monitor).
Add the profile from the list, then set it as Default. Make sure Use my settings for this device is checked.
Lightroom and Photoshop will need to be restarted to use the new monitor profile.
sRGB may not be entirely accurate, but, depending on the characteristics of your monitor, it may be close enough.
The best solution is to use a hardware calibrator, which will calibrate the monitor and create a very accurate monitor profile.
When I go to "All Profiles" tab, it shows the sRGB profile, but when I click add, it asked me to install the profile, does it mean that I need to install it from the Internet somewhere before I can add it to my color management?
For the advanced tab, it allows me to set my device profile to sRGB but still doesn't work for lightroom to display properly.
But my PC wouldn't let me add new profiles?!?
Check Use my settings for this device, and the Add button becomes active.
Leave the All profiles and Advanced tabs alone, everything you need to is done in the Devices tab.
Thank you very much!!!! Solved it
Please help guys I have the same problem, tried how you said but still not working
I'm using Lr Classic ;(
Please explain the problem in detail and post screenshots.
Also tell us what OS you are running.
I copied Vivian's picture and when import it to Lr, it turned pink-ish, as well as my other pics..
I'm using Window actually..
Your screenshot shows the import dialog, which is not color managed, so it will not display correct colors – particularly if you have a wide gamut monitor. Besides, you are importing an untagged screenshot – it has no color profile and is not color managed.
So what does your own work look like after importing (in Library and Develop) ?
Please post a screenshot of the entire Lightroom window with an unedited image in Develop.
Make sure that the Histogram and Basic panel are visible on the right, and the History panel visible on the left.
Thank you for trying to help me...
The pink cast in the histogram is a telltale sign of a defective monitor profile.
When you changed the monitor profile to sRGB, did you restart Lightroom? A restart is required for Lightroom to pick up the new profile.
Also note that Windows 10 updates will sometimes install bogus monitor profiles delivered by the monitor manufacturer.
So it's a good idea to go into Color management after every Windows update to check that the monitor profile hasn't been changed.
By 'restart lr', do u mean just close and open it again or delete and install it again? Thank you
I mean close and open.
Do you have two monitors?
If so, what profile is associated with the other monitor?
If you click on 1/2, there should be a dropdown menu where you can choose the other monitor, probably 2/2.
I got it thank you so much !!!!!