Apologies if something like this has been discussed earlier but I could not find it by searching.
I have a recently acquired Dell U2713H display that is calibrated using a Spyder 4 Pro. I am using the ProPhoto RGB space in PS for editing / working on my pictures.
I tried uploading my pictures here on CR but the photos look washed out and desaturated - almost as if affected by radiation. See below picture - The sky appears to have turned purple instead of blue and the building seems to have lost its saturation.
I've tried using both Google Chrome as well as the Firefox browser. What am I doing wrong?
PS: The same pics were uploaded on FB and they appear perfectly OK as I see them on screen.
Well google is a terrible browser since it has basically zero color management of any sort. If you use it on a wide gamut monitor set to wide gamut mode basically everything will look wrong (same goes for IE). And if you use it on a regular monitor any wide gamut images will look wrong.
IE works OK these days on a standard gamut monitor.
It is surprising that using Firefox didn't work well as that one is fully color-managed. Get the extension Color Management 0.5.3 for it and use that to make sure all the setting for color-management are correct.
I believe that Safari should also work, at least on a Mac (and some version here and there on Windows I think).
Facebook converts everything to sRGB and lower quality in general.