Hoping for some help from the experts.
When I export an image to Photoshop (CS5 or CS6) from either C1 or LR3/4, the contrast of the image is radically different -- the shadows are noticeably brightened, and the midtones are decreased. The whole image looks flat. A huge and annoying difference that I cannot figure out.
I don't think it is a colorspace problem. The colorspace for all the SW is ProPhoto, and the monitor (30" cinema display) is calibrated with a ColorMunki.
When I save the lower/altered contrast image from PS with no adjustments whatsoever into either C1 or LR the image looks normal, i.e. as it did when it was exported.
So it looks like it is some sort of an artificial curves adjustment or display preset is being applied by PS. Speaking of curves, I saw a video on Kelby Training that prompted me to use a bunch of them on some images - I can't say for sure that this problem started then - but is it possible that I created some unintentional curves adjustment that is being automatically applied to everything? Is there some sort of weird soft proofing going on (proofing is off).
I don't use PS a huge amount, and I might be a few Pringles short of a full can, but I never saw this before. I am keen to learn and use PS more, but this has me stopped in my tracks.
Any help is greatly appreciated!