Colour-issues/Photos from camera looking different in Mac/Windows/Web

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by nosundays, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. nosundays macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2010

    so I have been going crazy with the colour-issue. I use Canon EOS 400d and whenever I upload my photos to my Mac, they look ok, saturated and nothing is wrong. However, they look completely different when I upload them to the web (before even playing with Photoshop) and I just noticed that when I upload my photos to Windows Vista, the photos look exactly the same as on the web. Why is that my Mac makes photos look much more saturated? I know it should be a good thing, but I cannot share my photos with friends/etc. and I can never edit my photos as they will look even more horrible on web/Windows.

    One thing I also noticed is that when I open a photograph on Photoshop (MAC) and just click save as (without doing anything) it gives me "Embed Color Profile: Camera RGB Profile". When I open the exact same photograph on Photoshop (Windows) and try to save it, now the Embed Color Profile says ICC.

    What's the issue? Without even doing any retouch photos look very different and usually on other laptops/computers photos look less saturated than on mine.
  2. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816


    Jul 6, 2007
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    If you're looking to get accurate color, calibrate your monitor; the quality of accuracy will still depend on the quality of the monitor in question but will help.
  3. nosundays thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2010
    Is it really about calibrating my monitor? Because on iPhoto my photographs looks very saturated and on the web (when I upload them directly to FB without any photoshopping) they look grayish, less alive.
  4. rhett7660 macrumors G4


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    I would also see what color profile you are shooting your pictures in. Then I would check to see what you are working in. You mentioned iPhoto, I don't know if you can specify what profile to view and print in. In Photoshop you can however. Last but not least I would also calibrate your monitor and printer... Make sure you have the current ICC profile for your printer.

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