Windows Photo Viewer Looks Too Contrasty
by Mark Walczak on May 6, 2011 at 2:33:58 pm
Just wanted to post an issue I've noticed and wanted to get your feedback...
I've been shooting a lot of photos lately and have been doing color correction in Adobe Bridge and general file processing in Photoshop. The images look fine in Bridge/Photoshop, but appear much darker in Windows Photo Viewer (and on my XBox 360 for that matter). I also noticed another (possibly related) issue when assigning .jpgs from Bridge/Photoshop to my desktop background. When assigned to my desktop, the images become desaturated and less contrasty. This problem is alleviated when I assign a .tiff instead of a .jpg to my desktop. Furthermore, the .tiff looks the same on my desktop as it does in Bridge, but still looks darker in the Photo Viewer.
Am I missing something obvious? Is this a colorspace issue?