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Radical difference between GIMP and 'wallpaper', pics included

Jul 17, 2012, 00:33
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Radical difference between GIMP and 'wallpaper', pics included
So I have an image that looks great in GIMP, but when I export to JPG and make it my Windows 7 wallpaper, it looks "weird" for lack of a better word.

Here it is, gimp on the left and wallpaper on the right (done with the Snipping Tool):

[Image: crosshatchGimp.PNG]

I shoot in AdobeRGB and, as far as I know, carry this throughout the workflow. This image was developed in RawTherapee, then put to GIMP for minor touchup.

Since I have seen this before, inconsistently, and have no idea what to do about it... help please!
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Jul 19, 2012, 02:57
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RE: Radical difference between GIMP and 'wallpaper', pics included
(Jul 17, 2012 06:33)ofnuts Wrote:  Do you use color management consistently throughout?
[...]
What happens if you convert this image to sRGB?
[...]
Did you try with other color-managed pictures?
[...]
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/artic...ement.html

Hi - thanks.
1) I do, but I might not have on that image (it was done early on, before I understood the tools well).
2) bingo. I don't know how to convert to sRBG with GIMP, so I loaded the image into RawTherapee and saved it as sRBG. Looks fine now.
3) I have had the issue on one or two other images.
4) thanks for the link - interesting and informative.
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