Regarding the sRGB profile:
Yes, I had set it when I created the pano, using a PowerbookG4 and
OS10.4.8 and a high res external monitor.
When I made the small test pano I was using only my powerbookG4,
without the external monitor, and somehow, (I honestly forget) by the
time I ran the test the settings on the powerbook had gone back to
Color LCD--not even one of my Calibrated(s). So when I switched to
sRGB the problem with the color shift in the completely gray QTVR went
away. My bad.
Also, the initial TIFs were carrying the sRGB profile. But, I see that
I used jpegs for the smaller pano that were not carrying the profile
and the smaller pano does seem worse than the full screen. I had made
the fullscreen first. There were (and are)some problems I discovered
only when I ran the cubes out as a QTVR and I was trying to correct
them. As I recall I did a conversion in Graphic Converter out of the
browser to get the file sizes down and must not have paid enough
attention to the preferences.
And, as I said, there is no option in my very old copy of
CubicConverter to impact the import preferences.
I have not upgraded to a newer version of
And I'm somewhat up on ColorSync profiles, but thanks for the
reminder. And I totally agree about the shameful state of affairs
regarding Apple and ColorSync, for me, especially vis a vis Quicktime.
And, yes, my name is actually "Margaret" and I am a she ;))