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  • Jean Tertrain

    May 16, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    Thank you Riccardo for the conversion but this file is way to compressed.

    Anyone know how to use a .png file in Davinci Resolve ?

  • Michael Gissing

    May 17, 2023 at 4:08 am

    I use png often. I prefer it especially if I need something with alpha. I do not have the same issue as I expect someone supplying the image files of any format to set the correct color space. There will always be a slight issue converting between color space and with how Rec 709 or Rec 2020 can display an image. But there is a burden of responsibility if a graphic designer or photgrapher is creating an image that they embed the correct sRGB flag if it is for use on computer screens or video timelines & screens.

    I’ve also had to inform galleries that color correct display is also display depended and also player software dependent. The number of times I have had to remind clients that making it look right with Quicktime player on their laptop is their problem ,not mine, as I have no control over their particular settings and also if using QuickTime player, then all bets are off. If it is VLC then I have more trust that it can get close.

    I do have Affinity on hand to send a problem image to be properly scaled, cleaned and CST’d and I almost always output as a png as it just works for me without jpg compression loss

  • Jean Tertrain

    May 17, 2023 at 9:45 am

    Hello Michael, thank you for your experience feedback on the subject 🙂

    So what do I do now ?

    Have a beautiful day,


  • Michael Gissing

    May 19, 2023 at 2:00 am

    The png’s you uploaded are different size and pixel aspect, neither of them a typical standard. Without knowing where and how these images were created and where and how you are monitoring anything, I can’t offer any suggestions as the problem may be a monitoring issue, a render setting or a system/ timeline setting.

    To identify a problem, it is vital to know timeline settings, system color management settings and how and where you are monitoring differences and then creating the images you uploaded to show the difference.

  • Jean Tertrain

    May 22, 2023 at 5:08 pm

    Hey Michael, thank you.

    The image was created on Photoshop, and my monitor is an iMac 2017 with a retina screen.

  • Riccardo Luppi

    May 22, 2023 at 5:29 pm

    Hey mate, I did some further testing. The png was exported in AdobeRGB. DaVinci can not interpret that without a plugin/DCTL. I attached a LUT that converts from AdobeRGB to sRGB. With that, you should get a proper visualization – it is working on my end

  • Jean Tertrain

    May 25, 2023 at 12:23 pm

    Bro, you’re simply the best.

    Colors are now loyal before and after.

    A single problem remains, as you can see, in the export the text looks slightly blurred (left pic).

    Here is the comparaison and the window of my export settings :

  • Riccardo Luppi

    May 25, 2023 at 2:56 pm

    That is actually due to the mp4 compression at 1080p. I would suggest to set the quality to 40000 to ensure the best quality for web. Other than that, there is not much you can do, unless you export to 4K

  • Jean Tertrain

    May 25, 2023 at 7:25 pm


    I just exported it as Quicktime .H264, 40 000 Kb/s.

    It’s still the same.

    As you can see it has nothing to do with the original :

    ps : I would appreciate to keep the format square.

  • Jean Tertrain

    May 29, 2023 at 11:15 am

    Hello there, could someone help me please 🙂

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