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    Question PSP 7 Color Problems

    Hey , I'm new here, I hope I'm posting this in the right place.
    Everytime I make a image using a color that's not part of the 216 web palette, like a custom mix, it looks fine until I save the image. Then it's a different shade, a little lighter than it should be.
    Example: I have a page with bg color #414a57
    I made a image with that as the bg color, but when I saved it and added it to my page it didn't fit. The color was now #40485F.

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    A page with bg color #CCDDCC
    My image's bg color becomes #CFDFCF.

    I hope someone understands what I'm saying

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    Are you saving the image as Gif or Jpeg?


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    It's for jpg images, and I'm not using low resolution, or high compression.

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    When you preview in PSP the color is correct? But when you save and then re-open the image in PSP, the color has changed?

    Also, are you using version 7.02 or 7.04?

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    Thanks for the warm welcome Jimknee.
    I'm using v. 7.04. Basically the color changes after I save, it's usually not very noticable, except in the background of images. It never matches the site's background color, even though I use the same hex #.

    lol, am I confusing you? I'm starting to confuse myself

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    Yep, i know what you mean
    Thats why i usually try to keep away from jpgs (what are you using them for? photo's?), i have found a slightly crude method in PSP7 is to open the JPG after you have saved it and manually fill the background with the exact colour you want, then just save it (not through the wizard though, just click save).

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    SitePoint Member AngelEyes's Avatar
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    Thanks for trying to help me
    I'm using it for web graphics--logo, buttons etc--, gif doesn't work out well either. I tried your method platinum, it didn't work. I guess it's either my computer or my PSP, nothing works. I guess I'll have to resort to the ol' transparent gif method
    I'm attaching some samples, you can clearly see the difference between the graphics background and the page's.Example.jpg
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    For text like that in example1, definatly use gif, anyway... dont even bother with jpgs (only use them for photos really).

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    AngelEyes, do you have any type of Adjustment Layer active? Such as Brightness/Contrast, etc.

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    Nope, JimKnee, no adjustment layers.
    I've been using gif format to solve the problem, but it makes many effects--shadows and the alike--look messy.


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    Can you give us an example of one that comes out funny? .gifs usually come out very well for text... (are you using the gif optimization wizard?)

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    I don't have any examples on hand (it's 1:30 am, a bit tired to make one ) and there's nothing in particular wrong with my gifs, what I mean is that since you can't have partial transparency on a gif, blending is limited and some things come out with rough edges. I'm not using the wizard-I thought this is just how gifs are.

    Thanks for all you help

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    What are your settings on the Gif Optimizer?


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    I understand what she means. It does the same for me when I do photoshop. so, what I did was save the image in jpg format, and to match the background, I make another image and place it as my background instead. but more or less, I think its my computer screen, cause it looks fine when I go to school and look at the same site with their comps
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