iPhoto and Photoshop Elements colour management

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by gekko513, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. gekko513 macrumors 603


    Oct 16, 2003
    I just dragged an image from iPhoto to Photoshop and edited it there. Then I saved a copy as .jpg and dragged the copy back to iPhoto to keep it in the library. The colours seemed off, so I tried to save as .psd and drag the psd into iPhoto since I know iPhoto undestands .psd. Sure enough, the image imported and this time the colour were the same as seen in Photoshop.

    This is how it looked in iPhoto:

    Then I tried to open both saved files (.jpg and .psd) in Preview. Both looked correct there:

    Photoshop Elements is set to "No Color Management" and both files were saved with "Embed Color Profile" unchecked.

    Why did this happen. It seems like it's iPhoto that is the offender, doesn't it?
  2. beg_ne macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2003
    I'm having a similar issue here between iPhoto and Fireworks 8. Had it in iPhoto 6, dropped it into Fireworks 8 to do some editing and its not even worth the time trying to do some image manip on it since the color is so wrong. Even tried moving it into iPhoto 5 on my PowerMac and moving it to Fireworks from there. Anyone have any idea how to fix this for Fireworks? :)
  3. gekko513 thread starter macrumors 603


    Oct 16, 2003
    What file format do you use with Fireworks and iPhoto. I have now tried with several other file formats between Photoshop and iPhoto and the only format that causes colour problems is .jpg. I could save as .png, .tif or .psd and those would import properly back into iPhoto.
  4. Killyp macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    Are you sure you've clicked DONE in iPhoto? I'm not a photography exptert but iPhoto editing has caught me out a couple of times by not saving the file until I've clicked DONE...
  5. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

    Over Achiever

    Jul 22, 2002
    Toledo, OH, formerly Twin Cities, MN
    If you click away from the file, doesn't iPhoto automatically save the file?

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