Color ridiculously off in Aperture 2 exports

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Shacklebolt, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Shacklebolt macrumors 6502a


    Sep 2, 2004
    So, have noticed that I've got a huge damn problem with my Aperture exports, and looking for some input.

    My MBP screen is pretty cruddy after almost 6 years, and it's only in hooking it up to an external monitor that I get an _accurate_ rendering of the brightness of a shot. Crazy.

    But more crazy is that, accurate monitor or not, whenever I export a photo to a JPEG, it is always, 100% of the time, over-saturated -- way more saturated than it appears in the Aperture editor. It's gotten to the point where I just have to manually desaturate every image I want to export via the saturation slider in order to get it to look the same as it looked in Aperture. Then I have to open the photos with Preview to see how they've come out.

    Is this a problem with Aperture 2? What am I missing?
  2. obeygiant macrumors 68040


    Jan 14, 2002
    totally cool
    What are the export parameters? and are your shooting raw or just jpeg?
  3. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2008
    Do you have "Onscreen proofing" turned on? Check View > Onscreen Proofing. If it's on, TURN IT OFF.

    Onscreen proofing lets you modify the display within aperture to match certain output conditions. It could match how it appears on a specific printer, or in CMYK on a certain type of press, etc. I'd say it's the most likely cause for the view in aperture to look different from an export.

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