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Color change in the GIMP window

Apr 10, 2012, 21:38
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Color change in the GIMP window
I have been having problems with images that I save appearing to be more saturated and have more contrast than the edit looks in the GIMP window. I tried playing around to figure out what it might be and found that when I open an image in GIMP, the image displayed in the program is less saturated and less contrasty than the original image without any changes made. When I save the unedited image, the new image looks like the old image, both more saturated and contrasty than the image displayed in the GIMP window. Because of the color change in the GIMP window, all of my edits are pointless because it is not showing me the correct outcome. My images are originally JPG format and I save/export in JPG format. Any idea of how to fix this? Attached is a screencap. The original image/what the unedited saved image looks like is in the preview window on the right. The image on the left is the unedited image opened in the GIMP window.


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Apr 10, 2012, 22:05
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RE: Color change in the GIMP window
You are on OSX. You have to be very careful about color profiles and color management. Gimp is doing what it's told, so keep faith Smile There is a color management tab in the Preferences. Some OSX user may give a better answer.

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