Yes - I am seeing poor display quality too! SHAME on Microsoft for not
catching this - it's the heart and soul of their new Vista OS and MUST be
Basically, the jpgs that are displayed in the Photo Gallery do not show
accurate color. I've taken some beautiful photos of my family in Florida
using my Canon EOS 20d and 50mm f1.4 lens. I loaded them into Vista's photo
gallery and noticed that the hair was splotchy and the skin tone had a green
cast. I then clicked the "Open in other program" buttom at the top left of
WPG and opened in Quicktime Picture Viewer, Adobe Photoshop, IE 7, Firefox 2
and Nero Picture Show - and they ALL show the image PERFECTLY. The hair is
clean - not splotchy in the shaded areas and the skin tone is warm with no
green cast. You can try this test at home using any image - just open the
same image in another program and you'll see what I'm saying.
Here is a link to the test photo: http://www.jurick.net/archive/galler...t/IMG_4353.jpg
When viewing in Vista WPG, notice the girls hair on the right, then open the
image in another program and you'll see a dramatic difference. The image is
tagged with an sRGB profile.
I REALLY look forward to hearing from Microsoft on this - as I'm sure there
will be plenty of other color aware photographers that will be sorely
disspointed with the heart of Vista.
"Simon Cobb" wrote:
> I'm running Vista Ultimate RTM on a high end system. I just loaded 60-odd
> JPG images taken with a Nikon D40 DSLR onto my PC and viewed them through
> WPG. Given this was a brand new camera and these were the first images I had
> shot, I was horrified with their quality and initially assumed my camera was
> faulty. The images were terribly over-saturated, unsharp and noisy. I then
> opened the images for editing in Microsoft Digital Image Suite. Lo and
> behold, the images are sharp and properly saturated.
> While I'm relieved that my camera is performing correctly, what on earth is
> going on with WPG to cause such appalling display characteristics?
> Incidentally, I saw similarly poor results when I viewed the images in the
> new Slide Show viewer.
> Anyone else seen similar results? Is there a fix?