Comparison to Windows Picture Viewer

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auricom
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Comparison to Windows Picture Viewer

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Hi there,

I'm using XnView since years and I love it. But I just compared a test-image with XnView and Windows Picture Viewer and was confused why XnView is not showing the stripes on the wall which Windows Picture Viewer is showing. Why is that?
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Re: Comparison to Windows Picture Viewer

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could you post a screenshot?
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Re: Comparison to Windows Picture Viewer

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Displaying such pictures can give different results, depending on the material of your screen, the height of your eyes above or below the middle of the screen and especially the zoom factor.
You can try to turn it 90°, this can also change the rendering...

Some Internet browsers can also change rendering.
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Re: Comparison to Windows Picture Viewer

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xnview wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 12:38 pm could you post a screenshot?
The fix was to deactivate "Use ICC Embedded Profile". Now the stripes are visible.

With ICC:
Image

No ICC:
Image

But I wonder wouldn't it be better to have that marker checker all the time to make sure all images will be displayed as intended by the creator?

I tried it with an other color managed image and compared it. The output should match Photoshop when "Use ICC Embedded Profile" is checked. But this time it doesn't matter if it's checked or unchecked - the colors appear slightly brighter/more colorful.

Image with embedded ICC Profile (sRGB IEC61966-2.1)
Image

Comparison in XnView/Photoshop/Windows Picture Viewer
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Also Firefox and Edge are displaying it correctly. Why are the colors slightly off in XnView only?
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Re: Comparison to Windows Picture Viewer

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Stripes appears with resize... Check in 100%
ICC must be enabled
Comparison in XnView/Photoshop/Windows Picture Viewer
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Also Firefox and Edge are displaying it correctly. Why are the colors slightly off in XnView only?
could you send me the file?
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Re: Comparison to Windows Picture Viewer

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xnview wrote: Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:36 am Stripes appears with resize... Check in 100%
ICC must be enabled

I can't see the stripes on the wall unless I uncheck "Use ICC Embedded Profile" and restart XnView.

xnview wrote: Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:36 am could you send me the file?

I attached the original image file here. The embedded color profile got lost after uploading it to the imagehosting-site.

With this image it doesn't matter if I check or uncheck "Use ICC Embedded Profile" - it will look the same inside XnView. But very different from Photoshop. Of course my goal is to have a consistent look in Photoshop and XnView.
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auricom wrote: Tue Sep 13, 2022 1:28 pm I can't see the stripes on the wall unless I uncheck "Use ICC Embedded Profile" and restart XnView.
you have stripes in 100% with ICC?

I attached the original image file here. The embedded color profile got lost after uploading it to the imagehosting-site.

With this image it doesn't matter if I check or uncheck "Use ICC Embedded Profile" - it will look the same inside XnView. But very different from Photoshop. Of course my goal is to have a consistent look in Photoshop and XnView.
I have the same in XnView and Photo app, the profile is sRGB.
Perhaps you have a profile for your screen?
Pierre.