HELP! Photo color in finder looks COMPLETELY different from preview??? [PIC EXAMPLE ]

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by VideoNewbie, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2009
    okay if i highlight a picture and view it with the spacebar , a little box comes up that shows me what the photo looks like.... the color looks like how it should be and corresponds with what is shown in the icon....

    HOWEVER when i double click the image i get something completely different....the image looks very saturated

    here is a case & point..


    image on top is by double clicking....image on bottom is the quick view using the spacebar..

    which image is accurate??? why is there such a change in color?

    and also, strangely...I noticed that some images look the same both in the quickview spacebar and in preview why is that?
    why are some images unaffected?
  2. macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2003
    The image must have an embedded color profile. Preview is probably respecting it and quicklook is ignoring it. The reason you have some images that don't change is because they don't have any embedded profile.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2004
    Northeast, CT
    Seems like the image is probably AdobeRGB or another color space. The screens show in sRGB, and that is probably what quicklook is using where as others that follow color space will use the AdobeRGB.
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2009

    is there a way to remove the embedded color profile?

    i also took a separate picture with my camera...the image is a raw image and i have not yet edited it in photoshop and yet it still has an embedded profile is that normal?

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