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    Colour problems when exporting from photoshop

    Hi I am using photoshop to design websites, the problem is that the colours look different when i slice the design up and display it on for eg. firefox or internet explorer. The colour values however are shown as being the same in photoshop and in firefox. Attached is the screenshot that shows what is happenning. Photoshop is set on RGB not CMYK. It's a very annoying problem as I cannot get my colours right like that. Anyone can help?
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    What OS are you on?
    Is you screen correctly calibrated?
    You may also try to revert to default color settings and see what happens: http://www.computer-darkroom.com/ps1...settings-1.png

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    I dont really know how to calibrate the screen. Im on Windows vista. Would not calibrating the screen affect colour rendering uniformly across all applications though? My problem I think is the difference in colour rendering between applications

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    Yes some sometimes it is not logical and things like that happened to me on Mac OS especially!
    And did you try to revert to default color settings and see what happens: http://www.computer-darkroom.com/ps1...settings-1.png

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    yep just tried it and same results, driving me crazy

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    Ok when you save for the web, the window that pops up, is "convert to sRGB" checked?

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    no it isnt

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    same results

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    when you checked it what option did you choose? (BTW you're on CS4?)

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    what i am noticing is that in the save for web dialog, when set on Preview: Windows (no colour management), the preview looks the same as the psd file in photoshop's main window. However when i switch that to monitor colour it looks brighter, same as when i open the saved file on firefox.

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    yes im on cs4, are you asking about the preview option? in that case see my previous post

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    try to compare the results with document profile as preview! and test in the browsers

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    document profile preview gives a correct rendition, but when i save it i have the same usual problem with brighter colours

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    try to hack this problem by decreasing the brightness of the psd (Adjustements > Brightness/contrast) and set brightness to -10 for instance!

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    id rather not do that as i need to keep the company's colours intact, what i need is accurate colour rendering, and im trying to understand why im having this problem

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    What I proposed is a quick fix and the final result will be that the colours will look intact! I can see what's exactly your problem!
    Generally the steps I described solved all my past issues of this kind!

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    Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it, however I'm looking for a fix forever not just a quick hack, I use photoshop for image editing and designing regularly so i need to set my mind at rest that colours are being handled well. Small update from my previous post, I've gone into color management on vista, and set the monitor to sRGB, then set the same in my color settings in photoshop, and when creating a new document the file is being displayed correctly when i save.

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    ok tried the troublesome document and it seems the problem is now solved, basically the answer was in setting the monitor colour space to the same one being used in photoshop, thus all applications now render colour in the same way, and im finally happy

    Now I'll be doing some more research on which exactly is the best colour space to use for my two main lines of work:
    1. Web design
    2. Photo editing (photos that will then be printed)

    I think I also need to look into calibrating the monitor.

    Pointers to tutorials or other relevant info is appreciated. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by drtanz View Post
    ok tried the troublesome document and it seems the problem is now solved, basically the answer was in setting the monitor colour space to the same one being used in photoshop, thus all applications now render colour in the same way, and im finally happy

    Now I'll be doing some more research on which exactly is the best colour space to use for my two main lines of work:
    1. Web design
    2. Photo editing (photos that will then be printed)

    I think I also need to look into calibrating the monitor.

    Pointers to tutorials or other relevant info is appreciated. Thanks
    Well that's what I meant to say while talking about color settings I have terrible headache and I thought that my explanation was better! Sorry...
    Agood read probably http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1332853
    Happy it is solved!

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    I'm quite tired so I might have misunderstood you too, nonetheless thanks a bunch for your quick help Im reading into the computer darkroom ps tutorial (excellent), and will read the peachpit one next.

    Thanks again!

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    You're Welcome! The darkroom tut is good too

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    Just for the benefit of anyone reading the post, these are the settings that have worked well for me.
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