[digiKam-users] color profile saving

Maik Qualmann metzpinguin at gmail.com
Sun Jul 17 21:52:47 BST 2022

Of course, even if color management is turned off, an existing color profile 
will be saved to the new image. Please describe in more detail in which image 
format you save and what format the original image had.

Tested here with a PSD image using AdobeRGB 1998 and exported as PNG or TIFF.


Am Sonntag, 17. Juli 2022, 17:50:39 CEST schrieb Daniel Bauer:
> Hello,
> I have a calibrated AdobeRGB1998 screen, my images have embedded
> AdobeRGB1998-profile. Now there are some things I don't understand:
> - when I disable color management (which I prefer) the profile is
> removed from files when saving. As the profile of my files and of the
> screen are the same, color management isn't really necessary for me
> (there is no difference whether it's activated or not as there is
> nothing to change).
> So I would like to work without color management, but still have the
> unchanged profiles embedded in the saved files.
> Can I set this behavior somewhere?
> (I must add the color profile again using a script with ImageMagick, but
> as soon as I edit something in digikam the profile is lost again - in
> the end I have mix of images with or without embedded profile...)
> -------------
> As said I prefer to work without color management in digikam because in
> my case it doesn't add anything for me. On the other hand there are some
> disadvantages when activating color management, that I don't like - but
> maybe there are some setting I haven't found that could better it?
> I set working color space: AdobeRGB1998, Profiles: Monitor profile:
> AdobeRGB1998, "use managed view in Previews" is clicked.
> - with activated color management the thumbnails of adobeRGB-images in
> album view show bad, as if I would look at them in an srgb screen. The
> editor shows the image correct.
> When I deselect "use managed view in Previews" the thumbs are displayed
> correct.
> Shouldn't that be at the reverse? Or do I understand something wrong?
> - when I have images with another (wrongly) embedded profile, I want
> them to open ignoring the embedded profile and use the Adobe-profile. I
> can do that when I set "ask what to do when profile doesn't match".
> In settings I see only the other setting "convert to working space".  I
> would like to open it in editor as described above, but without being
> asked. Can I somehow?

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