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CS Help?
I've noticed that when I save a file in Photoshop CS2 the colors on the saved image are not at all like the colors in the working file. I'm really tired of stuff ending up way more muted than they should be. I've heard this is a common problem, but I've heard there is a way around it. Can someone tell me step by step how to rectify this? It would be most appreciated :) Thank you!

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pac From: pac Date: April 28th, 2008 06:12 am (UTC) (Link)
it has something to do with the color profiles.

try edit > color settings. usually happens when the rgb profile is set to monitor rbg (srgb blahblahblah) or adobe rgb.

also, double check you're working in rgb and not cmyk.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: April 28th, 2008 06:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh i see...i just checked, which should it be checked to then? thank you! :3
pac From: pac Date: April 28th, 2008 06:19 am (UTC) (Link)
not sure, i just know that it's usually one or the other, and if for some reason if it's switched you'll notice a color shift. i changed it from sRGB to adobe 1998 on recommendation for something, but i noticed a color shift i didn't like. try one or the other and save out your art and see if you can see a difference.
ethethlay From: ethethlay Date: April 28th, 2008 09:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Praying I actually got this right...

As pac mentioned, it all comes down to the color space you're using. Profiles like AdobeRGB and ProPhotoRGB provide a far wider color "gamut" than sRGB, but web browsers (and indeed most monitors!) can't faithfully reproduce them, which is why you tend to get the muted colors when you export in either profile.

My advice would be to try doing your editing in AdobeRGB and then export to sRGB for the web -- this will give you the flexibility to use either, say if you're getting prints from a shop that wants AdobeRGB or some other "professional" color space.
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