[Digikam-users] colour issues with digikam / showfoto

Matthew Melvin matthewmelvin at gmail.com
Fri Jun 20 14:21:12 BST 2008

I'm using digikam to take pictures from my camera (a pentex k100d, I
don't know if that makes a difference) and edit them before up loading
them to facebook.  Mostly just happy snaps for the family to see so
nothing sophisticated.   But, after I've uploaded them to facebook, the
pictures that have been modified by showfoto appear much bluer than they
do on my machine.  If upload them unedited, or edited with something
other than showfoto like gthumb or the gimp, then they appear as
expected.  But with digikam even if I just do a 'save as' of the picture
without changing anything I have the same issue.

My only clue so far is that it must be something to do with ICC colour
spaces (although I don't have colour management enabled in my config).
If I open my edited image in gimp, as it loads the image it says
something about 'converting from sRGB to sRGB built-in' and the loaded
shows the same (or at least, very similar) blue tint I see in my
uploaded images.

I'm sure this is something obvious so I apologise if this is a FAQ but
I'm not sure I understand my problem well enough to research it
properly. :) So far all of I've got my googling is the realisation that
there's way more to digital photos/colours than I imagined.

Any guidance would be much appreciated. 


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