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MarcG19 Registered since 16th Apr 2009Tue 14-Dec-10 12:42 AM
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"Why do JPGs look different in CNX vs. other programs"


Arlington, US
          

All,

A weird things came up (sorry if this is a FAQ)....

when I process a raw file and save a JPG in Capture NX, if I open the same JPG in, Windows Picture viewer, it's about half a stop darker and the colors look different.

What gives?

Thanks!

Cheers,

Marc

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gpoole Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 14th Feb 2004Tue 14-Dec-10 01:25 AM
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CNX is color space aware and will display the file using the color space specified in the file. Picture Viewer will assume the file is sRGB. My guess is you saved the file as Adobe RGB. An Adobe RGB file will appear "flat" when displayed by a non color space aware program. To avoid the problem add a step in CNX to convert the file to sRGB before saving.

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PAStime Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2009Tue 14-Dec-10 01:53 AM
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Kingston, CA
          

Yup, that is my guess too. Peter

  

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MarcG19 Registered since 16th Apr 2009Tue 14-Dec-10 08:32 PM
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Arlington, US
          

Thanks, Gents. That still doesn't seem to be doing it. But I'm going to go through the Color Management instructions in the manual again step by step and double check that I'm doing everything right.

For that matter, are there better resources out there re: CNX2 color management?

Thanks!

Cheers,

Marc

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TiggerGTO Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Feb 2006Wed 15-Dec-10 12:05 AM
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Apex, US
          

By the way, the browser in Capture NX2 (and I assume in NX) is not color managed. The main edit window is, but the browser is not.

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KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006Wed 15-Dec-10 02:22 PM
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>By the way, the browser in Capture NX2 (and I assume in NX)
>is not color managed. The main edit window is,
>but the browser is not.
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>Danny
>>size="2"]A Nikonian in North Carolina

Hi Danny,

What do you mean by browser vs edit. Are you just referring to the thumbnail viewer side? ( I use dual monitors )

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