Difference between viewport & picture viewer


I’m running the latest versions of Krakatoa, xparticles, and c4d. I’m getting very different looks between the viewport render and the picture viewer. The viewport looks nice and saturated with great falloff, and the picture viewer comes out desaturated with very uniform lighting. It just looks way better in the viewport. Any help is appreciated!


Hi. I don’t know for sure without seeing your scene, but my guess is that in the “Save” tab of the render settings dialog, the color space has been changed to Linear rather than the default sRGB. Cinema 4D also forces you to use linear color space if you’re saving with 32-bit color depth. Viewport rendering doesn’t respect these settings however, which is why you would still be seeing an sRGB color profile when rendering to the viewport.