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WS007
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Colors look disastrous

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I have a M1 MacBook Pro that I use with a BenQ SW270c as second monitor. For editing photos and videos I use LR classic, Photoshop and DaVinci resolve. I use XNView just for arranging my slides (photos and videos) for slideshows in the right order and renaming them, so that they stay in this order for presentation...

=> This works, but the colors look highly oversaturated (on both displays) and completely unnatural.

What can I do to fix this problem?

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Re: Colors look disastrous

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do you use Settings>General>ICC?
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Hi Pierre,
Yes, I use it. I tried already several profiles, but the appearance does not change (also when I do not use ICC)...

When I shift the image from the BenQ monitor to the retina monitor of the MacBook, the oversaturation is better, but still exists...

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could you send me the image file and profil?
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Hi Pierre,

The file is too large, but here I have put it into dropbox, together with a color profile: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/row61o8g ... 6rgv57kyje
=> Bur as I said it does not make a difference, whether I use this profile or nothing...

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with this profile it's normal, it's sRGB profile, and the image is in sRGB so no conversion. Could you send me screenshots in XnView MP & other app?
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Re: Colors look disastrous

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Hi Pierre,

Thank you for taking care. I have put two screenshots in dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/row61o8g ... 6rgv57kyje): "Preview" displayed with Preview and XNView displayed with XNView...

I admit the red is demanding, but it looks much better when the file is viewed via Preview and completely unnatural when viewed via XNView...


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could you send me the same file as screenshot?
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Hi Pierre,

I have put the file in the same dropbox now. It is Ägypten_2022_11_Mangrove_0055.jpg...

Thanks for taking care, Wolfgang
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Re: Colors look disastrous

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on the screen of M1, do you have same problem? with or without ICC doesn't change anything, right?
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Yes, on the screen of M1 MBpro the files also look different (XNView beeing oversaturated and unnatural)...
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WS007 wrote: Thu Mar 23, 2023 1:16 pm Yes, on the screen of M1 MBpro the files also look different (XNView beeing oversaturated and unnatural)...
Please check next version, i've changed the way that icc engine works...
Pierre.