Lightroom Classic: color changes drastically from 'Library' to 'Develop'

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Hi , I m stuck with this issue :

When I  switch from Library to Develop the image completely changes.

From Library : 


To Develop :


I do not have this problem when I do not use RAW files.
(the colors may look strange , it s because I m trying UV photography)

Thank you in advance if you have the time to help me.

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Previews in the Library Module are in Adobe RGB. The image in Develop is in ProPhoto RGB (flavor=MelissaRGB).  It is possible the color spectrum used (UV) creates out of Gamut colors in your images that aren't correctly renderable in the smaller Adobe RGB color space. 
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Étienne Salimbeni

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thank you for your prompt reply,
I ll dig into it
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Another thought from one of our engineers. It appears you may be using Embedded Preview workflow. That could account for the difference as well.  If you build Standard Previews for the images, they may match more closely. 
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I am having this exact issue, the colours in develop are over saturated and high contrast, making adjustments impossible. I have tried creating standard size previews but this has not helped. This has only happened recently (I have auto updates turned on, so can't pinpoint if an update has caused it) and only on my Apple machine. I have an older PC running windows 7 which is fine, but it is not really powerful enough. Exported images are fine, they just appear incorrectly in develop.
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Dan 0, do you profile your monitor? This sounds like a Monitor Profile is bad, or has become corrupt. 
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Thanks Rikk

I calibrated the monitor with an x-rite i1display pro fairly recently, the colour seems very consistent across everything else and I have used Lightroom without the issue since doing it, but I will try running it again and also trying one of the preset profiles to see if either solves the problem
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"also trying one of the preset profiles to see if either solves the problem"

If you're referring to "sRGB" or "Adobe RGB", that's a definitive troubleshooting step for ruling out issues with your calibration software. See Victoria Bampton's 5-minute quick test for a similar method: https://www.lightroomqueen.com/how-do-i-change-my-monitor-profile-to-check-whether-its-corrupted/

Longstanding received wisdom is that some version 4 ICC profiles and some LUT-based profiles are incompatible with LR, either because of bugs in LR or bugs in the calibration software. Generating version 2, matrix-based profiles has always been deemed safest.
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Thanks - re-running the calibration seems to have fixed it