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Photoshop Help
Okay I know I've asked this before but I seem to have lost track of the post...

You know that problem in Photoshop CS3 where the colors look great in Photoshop but when I upload them to the web they're all washed out? That problem is still persisting and my photos are way more washed out than they were both on my camera and photoshop. I don't know what the deal is!

I did what people suggested and switched my color profile to sRGB. I've also accounted for the fact that maybe it might be Firefox washing out the colors but Firefox is supposed to be one of the browsers that is color sensitive so, I don't know what the deal is.

Anyone have any really stupidly simple solutions? I know how to use computers for art and internet but when it comes to computer speak I'm really dumb so colorful shapes and condescending baby speak would be really helpful about now.

Current Mood: frustrated frustrated

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cesarin From: cesarin Date: November 18th, 2008 08:27 am (UTC) (Link)
photoshop's default RGB usually looks FUCKED for my monitor. not sure in your case....
so I recommend you turn off photoshop's "Gama" because honestly, colors never matched what I seen under adobe's gama options...


Im gonna try to look around for that tomorrow ( its very late atm. )
and see if I can help you removing that color profile and set a default one for your monitor.
cesarin From: cesarin Date: November 18th, 2008 07:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
you have an LCD or a CRT btw?
tigrin From: tigrin Date: November 18th, 2008 08:38 am (UTC) (Link)
What I've been doing is changing the color profile of the actual picture in Photoshop to match my monitor settings, which I think are "color LCD" or something like that. That makes the colors match the working colors and it saves with the same colors. Pretty much, you just want the working colors to match the color profile of the image. I don't know if any of this is actually right (in fact I kind of doubt it is), but it beats adjusting the levels before saving things, which is what I used to do.
hughe From: hughe Date: November 18th, 2008 09:45 am (UTC) (Link)
havnt used cs3, but photoshop usualy saves the colo[u]rspace with the image, so even if you turn it off globaly it might still be enabled for the pictures you've already imported. Also If you set adobe RGB on your camera then you'll have to convert them from that first.

dont know if thats any help. loving the pictures though :)
datasocks From: datasocks Date: November 18th, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Make sure your images are rgb when you save to jpg. If they're cmyk the jpg will be seriously washed out when it's saved even if the psd looks fine..
goldenmist From: goldenmist Date: November 18th, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't have any suggestions, but that's really interesting. I'm still using Photoshop 6.0 and had some serious frustrations the other day with the reverse situation! My colours were pretty desaturated in the original image, but when I uploaded it to my website, the contrast had gone way up and bits of brown were bright screaming orange. (Oddly, it showed that way in the "save for web" option in Photoshop, when I checked that later, but not in my working space...) I ended up having to move it to Painter to tweak the saturation and contrast levels.

I'll be interested to see what people suggest!
solid_squid From: solid_squid Date: November 18th, 2008 03:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I vaguely remember there being a setting in the save for web options that converted it to CMYK from RGB, which could potentially cause colours to be desaturated. I had the same problem a while back though, so I don't think it's just you
icywolfy From: icywolfy Date: November 18th, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Make sure your color profile to sRGB.
then make sure you are viewing sRGB.
1) Set View > Proof Setup > Monitor RGB


If still doesn't work, can always try to not embed colour profiles into the jpeg files (FF and Safari will read the color profile and try to make it look the same with the viewing monitor if calibrated properly)

2) Save for Web. Profiles (click on the expand arrow ) turn OFF convert to sRGB, uncheck Embed ICC profile.
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