Adobe photoshop CS4 preview color problems!

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by coolwine, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. coolwine macrumors newbie

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    I have searched the internet to no avail and I was wondering if anyone knew how to fix this problem or what the cause is. Some specs first, i have a 15 macbook pro unibody, a canon rebel xsi, and photoshop CS4. Ok as for the problem, when i import my raw images into photoshop and i open them the preview window pops up first with all of the options such as exposure etc, but all of the bright white spots on the picture show up red. when i click the "open picture" button and the preview window goes away the picture looks fine, its just the preview window that cannot display any bright white. I have been using this for a few months now and have never had any problems. Does anyone have any advice on what to do to make the image preview accurate? If it helps any other program i open the raw image in the picture is fine. Any help is greatly appreciated!!:)
     
  2. Ruahrc macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like the highlighting feature is on. The red areas are showing you in the image the parts that are totally blown out (pure white). It is often useful to have this kind of display so you can adjust the exposure, etc. to get it to the point where you just are starting to blow stuff out, or just recover it to the point of not being blown out, etc. I think there will also be blue areas indicating portions in total shadow (pure black). At least that is how it is in Lightroom.

    Anyways there should be some keystroke or option to disable it. I don't have CS4 but in Lightroom you can press the "J" key to toggle it on/off.

    Ruahrc
     
  3. coolwine thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so much haha. In photoshop cs4 you press o and u you can toggle on and off highlighting the shadows and the highlights. I had no idea what the problem was or where to begin, i am just happy it wasn't another crappy memory card. Thanks again for the info!!:):):)
     

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