I recently bought a new PC and monitor and started using Corel 12 to do my digital paintings.
I notice a problem with corel when reading embedded profiles or maybe just the color management in general, and I hope someone can give me some pointers to fix things. Some information about my settings and PC is probably needed to pinpoint the problem, so here it is.
I use Windows 7, Corel painter 12 (updated with service pack1), and Photoshop CS5. Dell 2412m monitor, which has been calibrated with an ione x-rite Pro. My settings in photoshop are sRGB working space. same with corel painter 12, i use srgb working space (not the one with/without BPC),just plain sRGB. I never use CMYK. I have "use embedded profile" options selected. And always ask if missing/mismatch profile.
The file attached here is the SAME psd file with an embedded color profile of sRGB. When I open it in photoshop it reads correctly, however when I try to work on it in Corel Painter, it looks much darker. Even though it is still supposingly using the embedded color profile (sRGB). I checked that it didnt try to change my color profile because I opened this file, saved as a new file in Corel painter. And opened that new file in photoshop. The colors in that new file read just like it did in photoshop before the "save as" in corel painter. Which leads me to believe that Corel Painter is displaying the color profile incorrectly. I never had this problem on my laptop, where my monitor didnt use a color profile. On my laptop, both software reads the sRGB identically.
This just boggles my mind, and I can't seem to find a fix for this through the searching on this forum and google. I hope someone can help as I can't work with Painter until it reads my colors properly!
Thanks in advance