Photoshop CC 2015: Image not refreshed after color profile conversion

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In Photoshop, I do not see any change when I convert an image with embedded Adobe RGB (1998) profile into sRGB (IEC) profile. But after saving the image and loading it into Photoshop again the colors look different.

I have my monitor (NEC PA242W) set to work in sRGB mode.


In Windows 7 I use this profile for my monitor: http://www.necdisplay.com/documents/Drivers/PA242W_Driver.zip

I use "Monitor color” setting in Color Settings window. According to description provided by this window the setting should disable the color management.

The image has embedded Adobe RGB (1998) color profile, like this one: http://www.sbourson.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/stefanbourson-beauty1-2.jpg

When I had this image loaded in Photoshop CC 2015.1.1, I did a color conversion (Edit > Convert to Profile) from Adobe RGB to sRGB (IEC6...) color profile.

But after the conversion, the edited image looks exactly the same as before (I can see that as I have used the History window to switch between previous and current state). I have noticed, however, that colors of RGB spectrum in Color window has slightly changed after conversion. The image did not.

Then I saved the converted image (File > Export > Save for Web) to PNG file. In Save for Web window the Convert to sRGB option was disabled.

If I check the image in various image viewers (with no color management) the colors look different. They are more vibrant (oversaturated). I can see the same picture when I load the converted image into Photoshop. The oversaturated colors look the same to my naked eye as when I load the original image and switch my monitor to Adobe RGB mode (which my monitor supports).

So it seems like Photoshop did the conversion from Adobe RGB to sRGB color space properly but did not display the result of conversion. Is such behavior all right?

Thank you
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