DT 2.4.2 on macOS 10.12 (Sierra) wrong colors opening NEF files
I just upgraded from Mac OS X 10.9 with Darktable 2.2 to macOS 10.12 and Darktable 2.4.2 and DT is acting very strange:
all the files I open (NEF or JPEG) have all the colors "altered" and I can't get it working properly.
If I open a new NEF file, the history is the default:
3-base curve 2-sharpen 1-orientation 0-original
In lightable and darkroom, all the colors are "un-natural".
I can't explain it very well so I decided to attach a screenshot of what I see in darktable (on the left, the view in darktable, on the right the jpg file of the same photo).
If I export the imagine: everything is fine and the colors are normal.
What am I doin'g wrong?
OS: macOS 10.12 Sierra
Camera: Nikon D3100
Thank you so much
#1 Updated by Giacomo Monari about 1 year ago
- File 2018-05-21_example-wrong-colors.png added
Hi, I'm happy that yesterday I managed to solve this issue of mine.
It's a very easy fix... I knew it but I didn't know what I needed to do. I'll write this down in case anyone hit the same problem.
Never had a problem with Darktable on Mac OSX Mavericks 10.9. Simply installed it and that was it.
When I upgraded the os to 10.12 Sierra, installed Darktable, the colors of the image (both in the miniatures of lighttable view and in edit mode in darktable view) were totally wrong...but... when exported, the image was correctly displayed.
See the attachment: on the top, the raw file in darktable, below the same picture inside the Preview app.
To fix this:
go in the darktable view, in the bottom panel click right on the
Soft Proof tool (https://www.darktable.org/usermanual/en/darkroom_bottom_panel.html#softproof) and select "sRGB" for the
display profile entry.
It should already be like that but in my case...it wasn't :)
This ticket can now be closed.