I have been a DXO client for half a year and I use PhotoLab, ViewPoint, and FilmPаck. During this time, I never assumed that in professional software there could be a critical error concerning the attached ICC profiles during export.
What is the problem? I work exclusively in sRGB workspaces, as my final product is designed for sRGB devices (photo labs, photobook producers, and budget monitor computers). My pictures come out of my Nikon camera with attached sRGB 18.104.22.16802 ICC profile. After editing, I export the picture with original option to the ICC profile field.
I expect the ICC profile attached to the photo to remain the same - Nikon sRGB 22.214.171.12402.
BUT NOT! When you try to include this photo in a photobook using the Smart Albums, the following error occurs:
Opening the photo in another photo software makes things even more mysterious. They recognize the workspace, but not the profile. Worse, the message for missing ICC profile is not displayed in Photophop.
My attempts with the “sRGB” and “Custom” options in the ICC profile field ended in the same, unsuccessful way.
Оnly the AdobeRGB option worked as expected.
If the image opens in other software and just overwrites (this software attaches the default ICC profile), the problem is resolved. This only proves to me that the problem is caused during the export from PhotoLab.
In conclusion, I am unpleasantly surprised. This is not an error that is acceptable for professional photographic software, even more undetected for a long time.
I am currently evaluating color management in PhotoLab 2 as compromised.