I have Asus ProArt PA329 monitor.
I made a full system reinstallation a few months ago, had not really worked photos for a while due to lockdown and other things etc. More recently, I re-installed the monitor’s drivers and the profile provided by the monitor manufacturer. “Device profile” on the computer (using Windows 10) is sRGB IEC61966-2.1), which I read is international standard, monitor’s profile is set to “ASUS PA329 ColorProfile,D6500” I set the monitor to “standard mode" as I read that it is usually the only mode that is actuall pre-calibrated out of of the box.
During the last days, I worked photographs in Lightroom Classic, exported wiht sRBG color space (I also tried export with the other color spaces offered by Lightroom). I uploaded the photos to Facebook and they all look super red. (I tried with Brave Browser which is a "secure" Chrome based browser and Mozilla Firefox) I noticed that pictures opening them in Gimp, not matter the color space conversion I would use, I would get the same red as on Facebook.
On any other screen that I do not rely on for (other cheaper monitors, mobile devices) colours the pictures look rather good with some colour variations (I think they have colder colours though), but on the Asus ProArt 329, they’re just super red in said applications (FB and Gimp). If I open the pictures in "Windows Photo Viewer" or in "Windows Photos", they look accurately as what I edited in Lightroom Classic.
Now, if I set the monitor to "sRBG mode" they look tarnished and dull in Lightroom Classic and Windows Photos etc. but they look closer to what I targeted on Facebook.
So it seems like, only for a part of the software, and always considering the the same monitor with same calibration, there is some kind of redshift between my Lightroom output and what these softwares display.
I read stuff about sRGB vs TinySRGB (or something like that) used by FB, but I’m very surprised that Gimp shows the same bias as Facebook.
So am I doing something wrong in my workflow?
Because I would like not to have to do photo development that is Facebook-specific, I was trying to output standard colours, and I don’t want to have to consider colour shifts between various softwares and especially Facebook while editing … But the fact that Gimp shows the same bias makes me think that maybe I’m doing something wrong and that why I’m posting this question.
(Also wondering, should I actually worry, because most people will have screen more similar to my cheaper ones, and Asus PA329 seems to be exception...)
I may have found something. If I set the monitor's ICC profile to "sRGB IEC61966-2.1 (default)" and sRGB mode instead of "ASUS PA329 Color Profile,D6500" which was provided by Asus, then the shift disappears I get the same colours displayed in both Windows Photos, Lightroom Classic and Facebook. The pics are still too red, but not as much as when the monitor was on "Standard mode" with "ASUS PA329 Color Profile,D6500" profile. (So far, I'm not too sure if it's a good thing of a bad thing...) Could it be that Asus provided profil is wrong? (Or maybe it's not fit for monitor's sRGB mode?)