My pics look different in PS Elements to windows picture viewer

So I went out to london to take some night pics. I ran an auto fix on the pics and saved the new versions. When I view them in Elements they look fine..


When I view them in irfranview or windows picture viewer they look a little bit more overexpossed and not as sharp.

Any1 had this problem???..

Comments (8)

The problem you're experiencing could be because Infranview and the Windows Picture Viewer are not color managed programs, whereas Elements is. When working in Elements, the image's color space ends up being converted to your monitor's color space. However when viewing an image in Infranview or WPV, the images are displayed directly to the screen (without any conversion). Since your monitor's color gamut is smaller than the color space of the image, colors will get compressed and look less saturated. Try saving your images in sRGB to see if that helps. The average monitor will come pretty close to matching sRGB...

Comment #1

Wen I go to save it I make sure the 'ICC Profile: sRGB IEC6....' is ticked..

Ive saved it as a bmp, jpg and tiff but all just come out like the original..

I want it to look like what it does in Elements..

Is there an option I can change or something?..

Comment #2

I don't know, I guess it could be some setting in Infranview and the Windows Picture Viewer. I don't have either of them (I'm on a Mac) so I can't be of any help there. As long as the images are being saved in sRGB, they should look fine to anyone viewing them on the web (with any browser). If you have a way of posting an example, you might do that and then see how it compares viewing it with your browser. Others may be more helpful as well, after seeing an example...

Comment #3

Ok heres the pics, tell me wot you think.

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Do they look overexposed ?

Comment #4

Okay, first of all, my idea was for you to post the images and see what they looked like using your browser. That is, do they look pretty much the same as when viewing them in Elements? If they do, then your problem must be with Irfranview and the windows picture viewer..

I did some comparing myself using a color managed browser (Safari) and a non-color managed browser (Firefox) and they looked identical to me. As far as any over-exposure, no they all looked good; maybe just a slight bit on the one taken on the walk area of the bridge..

One problem I found was that the pictures you posted are not really in jpg format, they are tiff files marked as jpg. When I tried to download them and open them in Photoshop CS, I got a message saying "Could not complete your request because an unknown or invalid JPEG marker type is found." MacLinkPlus identified them as tiff files. So, after changing the extension to .tiff, I could open them in PS with no problem. It's not unusual for a browser to open such mis-marked files but PS will not open them. I'm not sure if that would be the cause of your problem or not however..

I don't think I'm going to be able to help you fix the problem. Hopefully someone using the same programs as you will come along and offer to help...

Comment #5

Well. I only found one picture (london3020208) and when I downloaded it, it arrived as a bmp. I am also on a Mac, so don't have the PC software. I opened it in GrahicConverter and in PS CS3 with no problems. The results look the same. The highlights are a little blown to me.

BUT, that's in the eye of the beholder. It looks good the way it is.DavidDallas, TX..

Comment #6

Re>and not as sharp<.

Same with me, sort of....

When I look at pictures in the Windows system where I click on My Pictures and then on a folder with the pictures, I cxcan never tell nit-picky sharpness levels, and therefore open the frame in Elements and then blow it up to 100 percent..

So I can't offer a solution to the problem, but at least I can confirm it's not just your imagination..


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I got my friend to darken the first pic for me. Looks better now. But wen I open this pic in ELements it looks a lot darker than wot it does on here. Thanks for your comments, thought I was goin crazy lol..

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