Post Reply 

Radical difference between GIMP and 'wallpaper', pics included

Jul 17, 2012, 00:33
Post: #1
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!
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Jul 19, 2012, 02:57
Post: #2
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.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Gimp 2.10.8 error coyote 2 160 Nov 12, 2018 13:49
Last Post: coyote
  \Data\.gimp\backups\.goutputstream-XXXXXX Files DoughyInTheMiddle 1 173 Nov 10, 2018 10:01
Last Post: paynekj
  Is there a way to open a blank Gimp page? 00darkfox00 3 1,889 Oct 31, 2018 09:40
Last Post: paynekj
  How to change the weight of a font in gimp? adrianh 3 797 Oct 4, 2018 16:40
Last Post: paynekj
  Gradient Tool in GIMP 2.10 mrg4541 1 645 Oct 1, 2018 21:18
Last Post: paynekj

Forum Jump:


GIMP ForumPortalArchiveContactTermsRSS