Colour Cast using Windows photo viewer


mayday

Link Posted 27/05/2014 - 22:59
Not sure if this is my setup or what...When viewing an image in Win Photo Viewer, the colours are very washed out and seem to have a blue grey tinge. The view in Adobe Photoshop or Picasa for instance is fine. Just viewed the excellent Puffin images from Skomer. They looked great, viewing through the site but when I open them, in Win Photo Viewer, the images are totally lack lustre. Is this something that can be sorted from within Win Photo Viewer or within Windows? Using Win 7 Prof 64bit - if that has any relevance. Any help/advice appreciated.
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davidstorm

Link Posted 27/05/2014 - 23:07
Funny this, I have the same issue when viewing K-3 DNG files but fine with all JPEGs and also fine with K-5IIs DNG's. Also, all are fine in Photoshop and Adobe Camera RAW, but Adobe Bridge will not render the K-3 DNG's. I've mentioned this before and found no solution to date.

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mayday

Link Posted 27/05/2014 - 23:51
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Just to illustrate what I am seeing on screen. At first I was thinking it was my monitor!
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David

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McGregNi

Link Posted 27/05/2014 - 23:59
I'd recommend just forgetting Windows Photo Viewer - try Fullscreen Photo Viewer, you'll see your photos in much higher quality ...

Link to software download - free link
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 28/05/2014 - 00:00

aliengrove

Link Posted 28/05/2014 - 10:02
What colour space are you saving the images in, or if shooting Jpeg, what colour profile are you using on the camera? Adobe RGB will look washed out in Windows Photo Viewer. For display on the web, or in the photo viewer, they need to be saved in sRGB.
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mayday

Link Posted 28/05/2014 - 19:02
aliengrove wrote:
What colour space are you saving the images in, or if shooting Jpeg, what colour profile are you using on the camera? Adobe RGB will look washed out in Windows Photo Viewer. For display on the web, or in the photo viewer, they need to be saved in sRGB.

Camera set to sRGB. However, it is the fact that when I view an image on the web, i.e. the puffins, from an earlier post, they look fine. When viewed via Win Photo viewer they look grey and washed out - as per the link in my OP.
There does not appear to be a way of adjusting the image display properties in Win Photo Viewer.
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David

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McGregNi

Link Posted 28/05/2014 - 19:03
No there's not - have you tried the alternative I suggested above?
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mayday

Link Posted 28/05/2014 - 20:14
McGregNi wrote:
No there's not - have you tried the alternative I suggested above?

Just loaded the program and can immediately see the difference - thank you for that. Never noticed a problem with Win Photo Viewer in earlier iterations of Win - must be something MS have done in Win 7 onwards?
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David

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McGregNi

Link Posted 28/05/2014 - 20:33
I don't know - I always found the built in viewer very lame - images seem softer when seen on it as well. Are your colours OK now with Fullscreen Viewer? I'm very glad you like it. My image managment software allows me to place a link in the right-click options to any other programme, so I can right-click any image and open it directly in Fullscreen Viewer. But if using Windows explorer, then set windows default to 'Fullscreen Photo Viewer' - images should open automatically in the new software then - there are green left/right arrows at the bottom for clicking between each image in a entire folder. Be aware it will not 'see' RAW files, so you need a catalogue-type programme for that.
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver
Last Edited by McGregNi on 28/05/2014 - 20:34

MrB

Link Posted 28/05/2014 - 20:50
McGregNi wrote:
I'd recommend just forgetting Windows Photo Viewer - try Fullscreen Photo Viewer, you'll see your photos in much higher quality ...

Link to software download - free link

Thanks for that link, Nigel. Now downloaded and installed - it looks rather good.

Cheers.
Philip

McGregNi

Link Posted 28/05/2014 - 20:54
I'm not on commission I assure you Philip! Can't remember now where I first read about it, but it was a book of some sort - probably on image organisation or something. But glad you've found it useful too - it has always made images very clear looking for me.
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver
Last Edited by McGregNi on 28/05/2014 - 20:54

davidstorm

Link Posted 28/05/2014 - 21:08
I've just downloaded Fullscreen Photo Viewer and it doesn't recognise DNG's! So no good for me I'm afraid and it hasn't solved the K-3 DNG rendering issue.

Thanks for the suggestion though Nigel.

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McGregNi

Link Posted 28/05/2014 - 21:22
If you want a really good image management solution that builds a database catalogue of all your files, including any RAWs, then try iMatch ... the developer is 'photools.com'.
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver
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