Hello to all
This is not a simple question, and I don't expect the answers to be simple either.
- I have vista home premium
- I have a Wide Gamut LCD display, a display with a significantly wider color profile than sRGB (sometimes incorrectly called an Adobe RGB display)
- I calibrated it with a Spyder3Elite
- Images look GREAT in color managed applications (including windows picture gallery)
- Pictures look oversaturated outside of color managed applications, even if they are sRGB images.
Here is what I need. If an application is not color managed then Vista should apply the sRGB profile THEN map it to my monitor's profile.
What happens now is the image is mapped directly to the monitor's color space and leaves colors oversaturated. The end result is that ALL images in Internet Explorer and inside windows are oversaturated. The only solution found for browsing is to use a plugin to make firefox color managed or to use safari.
BTW. Even though windows picture gallery is color managed the slide show is not, argghhh.
I've looked at the advanced tab on Vista color management, but could not find ANY documentation on the "Device Profile" or "Viewing condition profile" settings. They seem to be related to what I need, but there is nothing in the help about this. What do they mean? (second question, sorry)
PS. I verified the color management using the 4 images at http://www.color.org/version4html.xalter. I saved them to disk and use them as a reference to quickly check if an application is color managed or not.