...do the images uploaded to Weasyl look darker than they do on your computer?
I thought it was just the color scheme, but I'm really starting to think it is...
25 January 2014 at 20:23:58 MST
on 25 January 2014 at 21:01:00 MST
I haven't noticed this, but maybe it's not that obvious unless you're paying close attention.
Rainbow in the Window
on 25 January 2014 at 21:45:33 MST
Hm, I haven't noticed, but looking at my work, side to side... I can't really tell. I think I might see an ever-so-slightly darker on Weasyl, but I can't really tell, unless I take a screenshot and sample it.
on 26 January 2014 at 08:26:50 MST
I've just compared two of your pieces side-by-sideThe image is significantly darker when viewed here: https://www.weasyl.com/submission/408782/giraffe-mouth-and-tongue-study than when viewed here: https://www.weasyl.com/~rotsuoy/submission/408782/rotsuoy-giraffe-mouth-and-tongue-study-1447894.png
This suggests it's an issue with the way the image is being displayed when viewed in feeds, but is fine when someone clicks on the image to load up just the image and nothing else.
on 26 January 2014 at 09:05:10 MST
I've just done a little more testing of this - it doesn't seem to affect all uploads. Whilst there is a noticeable difference in the two images linked in my previous post when I compare https://www.weasyl.com/submission/395228/snuggles-wip and https://www.weasyl.com/~crys/submission/395228/crys-snuggles-wip.png side-by-side there is not an easy to spot difference.
This suggests that there is a difference either in the settings on Crys's account and your own or a difference in the images between your own and Crys's. This may mean that experimentation with file formats, transparency, and so on may be required to find out what the cause of the problem is. At which point I would imagine that the Weasyl team will be able to fix it if someone points it out to them :)
on 26 January 2014 at 16:38:43 MST
Hmm... her images are pngs too, do you know if she saves her images as png-8 or png-24? I'll check my profile settings and then see if I can contact a team member if I can't figure it out. It's not a big deal though, honestly; It was just something I noticed and wanted to see if it was maybe the color scheme playing tricks with my eyes, or if it was something I was actually seeing. I guess my ellipses made it seem like I was more concerned than I actually was. :P
on 26 January 2014 at 17:19:24 MST
Heh. Actually, I do QA on video games for a living so when I encounter something like this I start to try and figure out what's causing it and how to reproduce it.
Interestingly it also only seems to have affected a couple of images in your submissions.
https://www.weasyl.com/submission/408782/giraffe-mouth-and-tongue-study and https://www.weasyl.com/submission/400072/gesture-drawing-practice-01-24-14 seem much darker in the submissions than their original images ( https://www.weasyl.com/~rotsuoy/submission/408782/rotsuoy-giraffe-mouth-and-tongue-study-1447894.png and https://www.weasyl.com/~rotsuoy/submission/400072/rotsuoy-gesture-drawing-practice-01-24-14.png ).
However, https://www.weasyl.com/submission/399813/character-for-sale-mature-version and https://www.weasyl.com/submission/392042/drakeer-v4-t1 don't seem to be any darker than their original images ( https://www.weasyl.com/~rotsuoy/submission/399813/rotsuoy-character-for-sale-mature-version.png and https://www.weasyl.com/~rotsuoy/submission/392042/rotsuoy-drakeer-v4-t1-1389808.png ).
Let's just say I'm intrigued as to why.
on 3 February 2014 at 12:05:01 MST
Hey Rotsuoy, Turns out this was logged as a bug in the Weasyl redmine.The response from the Weasyl tech doing a triage on the bug was as follows:
"The issue caused here is coming from the library we use to reduce images, and only happens in certain edge cases. We will have to wait for their fix to completely fix this issue. In the meantime:
Should you run into this problem, this is the workaround, at least in Photoshop:
Edit -> Assign Profile, choose "Don't color manage this document" Save for web -> uncheck "Convert to sRGB" and then save out as a jpeg or png
(Bottom line: In images that employ color profiles, save it without a color profile, and as a linear RGB image, and the "right thing" will happen.)"
Hope that makes sense to you! (As I don't have Photoshop to check).
on 3 February 2014 at 16:35:11 MST
Yes! That makes perfect sense! Thank you so much!It wasn't a major concern at the time, but this will be so much better!