Pentax K10D - Color Changes During Editing

Discussion in 'Pentax' started by RonB, May 30, 2007.

  1. RonB

    RonB Guest

    I have a brand new K10D and just finished my first few days of playing.
    Weather has not been kind, with several days of rain and gloomy weather.
    When I downloaded the first batch I decided to edit a few, primarily to crop
    or adjust brightness a bit.

    I used Microsoft Office Picture Manager - granted not the editor of choice
    for many. It was what I have; and it has always worked with smaller 2-3MP
    images from our Fuji point & shoot. During the save part of the process,
    edited pictures exhibited a significant color change, especially in the reds
    and some skin tones. Many red features in the images changed from natural to
    a very bright, artificial appearance. There was no color change during the
    actual on-screen editing. It occurred in the final moment as the "save"
    dialogue bar completed its scan.

    I searched the manual and this forum for descriptions of similar problems
    with no results. Am I doing something wrong? Camera settings need to be
    reset? Buy real editing software?

    Need Help
    RonB, May 30, 2007
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  2. If the pix looked OK BEFORE you saved them, don't blame the camera... get
    better software. Try freeware such as Irfanview.
    Charles Gillen, May 30, 2007
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  3. RonB

    Paul Mitchum Guest

    The problem is very likely color management. Or maybe you're saving as
    GIF or something.

    Real editing software sounds like a good idea. :)
    Paul Mitchum, May 30, 2007
  4. RonB

    RonB Guest

    And many thanks. I suspected the MS software from the get-go but I was a
    little surprised at the amount of change I was seeing in some pictures; none
    in others. I downloaded Irfanview last night and repeated some of the
    changes that caused problems and results look pretty good so far. I also
    received similar advice from the dpreview forums.

    Thanks for the good leads.
    RonB, May 31, 2007
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