Color difference in Photoshop and actual image

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  1. Darran macrumors member

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    I have been working on a site layout for sometime now, it looks very clean and aesthetically beautiful in Photoshop but when I actually save it as a JPEG for previewing purposes, it actually gives me a different shade of the colors I used. If this helps, I am using an intel iMac. Has anyone encountered this problem too?

    Would appreciate it if someone has a workaround.
     
  2. clevin macrumors G3

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    can you post a screenshot?

    AFAIK, JPG isn't best format to preserve the detail of an image, you may want to try png or bmp.
     
  3. Darran thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't actually have access to it at the moment.

    The moment I use the shortcut for save for web, the colors are so different from what I have in photoshop, as a result I have to tune the colors so it would look nice when I save it. Very unpredictable end result, and that is slowing my work down.

    I know it doesn't preserve details very well but it doesn't really make a difference because when I save for web, I will get a preview of how it will look. There and then, it doesn't look the same either.
     
  4. clevin macrumors G3

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    let me get this clear, are you saying the color you see in "preview.app" is different than the one you see in photoshop?

    or are you saying the color you see in "browser" is different than the one you see in photoshop?

    The reason I ask is that if you are using firefox, you might experience this problem when you didn't save your pic in sRGB (or something else). Or if you are using firefox 3, you can turn on the color management through about:config. AFAIK, safari has color management open by default.
     
  5. Darran thread starter macrumors member

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    When we actually save our images for web on photoshop, we will have a preview of the image, the colors are slightly lighter shades compared to my actual design. After saving it, I previewed using preview.app, and it does not look the same shade either. I am not using a browser just yet.

    I am not using FireFox, just Safari though I have it installed. Just to digress, what is AFAIK?
     
  6. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    Try saving as .png or something like that. Jpegs tend to lose some color due to the compression used.
     
  7. Doctor Q Administrator

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    AFAIK is shorthand for "as far as I know."
     

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