Lightroom CC: Different colors in grid view versus detail view

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The color of my photos is different in the grid view versus the detail view. Specifically, the grid view (and I think thumbnail strip, thought the size makes it hard to be sure) are flatter and less saturated. It seems as if color management is only being done in the detail view.
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Jeff Davis

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I noticed this as well. I have a wide color gamut monitor running Windows 10. The colors look flatter on the grid view than they do in the detail view. Really messes up my workflow.
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In the Edit view you are looking at the image in the Melissa RGB Color Space. Grid view images are in the DisplayP3 space. Some of what you are seeing is a modest difference in the color space. We do have an open issue regarding color correction in the Grid views.
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Thanks for confirming, Rick. This is definitely a problem in my workflow. In grid view things look like a problem (I looked again and the colors are actually over saturated in grid view) so I go to try to fix the image, but then in details view I realize it was a false alarm. Really frustrating.
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Hi I would like to mention this happens to me too. Not a wide gamut monitor (Does not reach Adobe RGB), but there is a clear difference between grid view and detail view. When I'm done with a batch of photos I look at grid view as an overview to make sure edits are consistent, then i feel like all the photos are not saturated enough and bump it up, only to realise it is oversaturated when exported. I would appreciate a setting maybe to set both views to the same colour space (why is it even different?).
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The bigger question is why have different modules? Aperture got this right, Lightroom gets it completely wrong.
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DewVinci

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I'm surprised that this was not fixed in 2.4. This is a pretty serious usability issue, since it means I can't see the correct colors of a photo unless I open it.
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DewVinci

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This still isn’t fixed in 3.0. This is one of the main reasons I no longer use Lightroom for editing. How can any photo editing app have this bug and not fix it?? If a photo app can’t do color correctly, what’s the point?