“Photo Album” and many other addons were not compatible with ICC profiles (sRGB, AdobeRGB and so on). Not only. If a picture had the right sRGB profile, with some plugins the profile was not only deleted (this would not be a serious matter if the original was sRGB), but converted in a wrong way and saved without profile!
I remember all the times I wrote, in the old forum, about this very bad issue in Rapidweaver5. I hoped that Rapidweaver6 had corrected this defect.
It’s still the same nightmare
I have hundreds of pictures, all in sRGB ICC profile. If I put a picture in a Rapidweaver “Photo Album” page, it is converted to the monitor color profile, and then this profile is NOT embedded in the file.
In this way, the display is totally wrong with both AdobeRGB and sRGB. Especially if the monitor on which you work with RapidWeaver is a wide-gamut (~AdobeRGB). The image that is seen on a web page made with RapidWeaver becomes faded, with dull colors, not the original ones.
The only way to fix it is:
- re open with Photoshop all the pictures exported by Rapidweaver
- assign the monitor profile
- convert to sRGB
- save again
- send to the web site with an FTP software
But the next time I make a change the pictures are saved again in the wrong way.
Both the thumbnails and hires pictures of the Gallery or Album.
PLEASE FIX THIS NONSENSE!
Leave the pictures with the original ICC profiles without conversion!
Here is the original sRGB picture (left) together with the wrong one saved by Rapidweaver “Photo Album” that converted it to my monitor profile and saved without it (right).
Below is the same picture with the monitor profile assigned, to match the original colors, but still unusable in the web.
Only those who use Rapidweaver with a standard sRGB monitor will not notice the defect, because (fortunately for them) their pictures will be saved in their sRGB monitor profile, or a monitor profile very close to sRGB.
Here is the file used for my test: http://www.sprezzatura.it/TEST_RGB/TEST_sRGB.jpg
PLEASE, waiting for a fix, let me know if there is a plugin or other addon similar to Photo Album (http://i.imgur.com/s9lul64.jpg) that leaves the images with their original embedded profile intact.