I have recently become aware of a concerning issue with presenting my photographs in the digital medium and I am begging for someone to help me. I have noticed that there are dramatic differences in color temperatures and overall contrasts depending on what web browser or photo viewing software is used to view my images. Take this one for instance. I primarily use Firefox for my web browser and using it the image looks exactly as I finished it in Photoshop, nice and warm with contrasts that make it pop a bit (trust me, that day was anything but warm with temps in the high teens). If you have the means, view this image in Firefox and Internet Explorer. Can you see the differences? In IE, the temps are much cooler and the image is overall muddy with low contrasts. I have also seen differences in software used to view JPEGS. In “Windows Photo Viewer” the image is exactly as I processed, but in “Quick Time” it is just as I described in IE. Most disturbingly, every mobile device (ipod, smartphone, etc…) in which I have viewed my images has also displayed them in this cooler, mushy form.
I am very much a novice in terms of working with file formats, image modes, color profiles and everything related. I am hoping someone out there can help me with this as you can see this looks to be a major problem. If you can give me some incite, I will be eternally grateful. I will even offer up your choice of one of my daughters. Well, I don’t have any real daughters, but we do have four cats, and they are quite cute I assure you. 😉
Here is some info about my settings and workflow in case it might help: Convert from RAW in LR3 (ProPhoto RGB, 16-bit), move to PS CS6, work in TIFF (RGB, 16-bit), save as JPEG. I am reasonably comfortable that I am working on a well-calibrated, acceptable quality monitor on a Windows platform.
Thanks for anything you can provide!