I am having a HARD time to get color management to work properly. I actually have two problems mixed: monitor color management and output ICC_Profile in exif. (Everything I use is set to relative colorimetric).
I use either RawTherapee or Darktable (depending on the image) to save them, or I send the image to GIMP and save it from there.
My problem is that the different software I use to view my images (GIMP, RawTherapee, Darktable, gqview, geeqie, firefox and chrome) on the same monitor do not render the saved images equally (I see this clearly). The ONLY way that I see a consistent output is when I tell DT,RT or GIMP NOT to use monitor profile and NOT to save color profile to the images (i.e., no ICC_Profile in EXIF). In this situation, everything looks the same. In this case, all programs choose sRGB that seems to be consistent.
I even have problems in GIMP itself: The image that I see in GIMP right before saving is not the same shown in firefox after saving (unless I go with the double NOT above). A good example of this, where stripping the exif renders the image differently in firefox: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/64787534
The really bad guys seems to be firefox/chrome. I think I can make the others consistent using color management. Is this a bug in firefox/chrome?
A bit of my settings:
Monitor profile: I use an old DELL 2209WA monitor that works pretty well. According to darktable-cmstest, the system has the correct monitor profile configured. If I set “Color-managed display” in Preferences > Color Management, GIMP shows me the DELL 2209WA profile.
Color space: I have GIMP configured to Convert Images to Built-in sRGB in Preferences > Image import/export.
What am I doing wrong? Which is the correct way of setting GIMP (and RawTherapee) to have a consistent output in firefox/chrome/gqview/other viewers?
I’m new to the forum, sorry if this is not the correct place for my question.