Author Topic: Image imports with wrong color space  (Read 1493 times)


Out of curiosity, and as a means of doing some seam overpaint to tweak a normal map (and some experimentation...), I sent my layers to Photoshop. Then, collapsed what was there into a single layer and saved it back out as jpg. When I imported that jpg into SP, it came in with this incredibly dark color shift, as though the program was reading the color space of the image wrong. I then tried it in different formats (psd, then tga), all with the same effect. The image is a normal map and looks fine in Photoshop, but every time I import any version of it into SP, there is a huge, darkening color shift. Any ideas on this? It makes some potentially powerful workflows rendered dead in their tracks.

That's because Painter can't know that your texture is a normal map and shouldn't be converted to sRGB like other color maps.
You can change that when you apply that map in your project by clicking the little arrow on the right of the texture slot and changing the color space to normal.