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    Windows Photo Gallery-Vista....Horrible?

    Bought a new Desktop a few months ago..runs Vista.
    When the photos from my K200d are uploaded and opened in windows photo gallery the photos look a bit odd-like the contrast and saturation have been given far too much extra boost. When I open them in photoshop they look a lot better.

    I have tried adjusting the gamma and calibrating the monitor-everything looks good on the screen except the pics opened in photo gallery...
    has anyone else noticed this?
    Does anyone even use it? Is it just a bad program to bother even using?
    I downloaded Picasa today and they look a bit better in that.

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    All i can think of is the difference in abobe and sRGB - make sure the photoshop pics are set for the same as the other software?
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    What colour space?
    Have you loaded the Pentax raw codec?
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    software that came with the camera CD? Have you tried loading that and using rather than windows? Might look better?

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    hey cypher and miaow..thanks for the quick replies....
    everything is set to sRGB
    I have the pentax lab and browser installed..the pics look a bit better in this as well...its just the windows vista gallery that they look crap......i thought something was wrong with the camera -i was changing the settings cause i thought the camera was set too much for the contrast/sharpening and saturation..

    Cypheroz....I rarely shoot RAW and when I do I use DNG.....I mostly shoot Jpeg so I dont think the codec would help.

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    I use Fast Stone as my image viewer, does a nice job, you can just hit 'E' to swap to your photo editing program (once nominated), and it does batch resizes etc and it is FREE. Works in Vista.
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    THanks Analog..I have heard a few good reports over the years that fastone was good. May as wel give that a go too..LOL

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