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Old 19th March 2017, 10:37 PM
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Color confused software

I came to a realization today. I use a Nikon D300 for my work and an assortment of Nikon/Tamron/Sigma lenses. I shoot in RAW and use Darktable for editing them and exporting them to JPEG. I took a picture last night and loved it, showed the picture on my iPhone and then came back to my computer screen because my mom wanted to see the picture on a big screen. Welp. The color of the same picture on my iPhone was different from my monitor! This surprised me because it's 100% sRGB and I "color calibrated" it (took an ICC profile off the Internet, yes not the best). But here's the kicker! Darktable and Gwenview display an identical image, but after further investigation, the same image opened up in Shotwell looks like the photo both on my iPhone and on my camera display! So now I realize all this time, I have probably been doing a meh job of editing because apparently Darktable is not color accurate. So....what do I do now? Now if I mock up my images to more accurately represent what I remember seeing, the picture will not be the same output?
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