Photoshop Color problem?

ventro

macrumors 6502a
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Sep 23, 2006
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Photoshop is making everything darker for me. Like, if I take a screenshot of my desktop in Grab.app, and paste it into a new PS document, and Save For Web, the saved image will be darker than my actual desktop. Like as if the gamma has been shifted. How do I fix this?
 

ventro

macrumors 6502a
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Sep 23, 2006
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I figured out the problem. It was actually two things:

1. I had to turn off the 'Proof Colors' checkbox under the View menu.
2. I also had to go under Edit > Color Settings and change the Settings preset to 'Monitor Color'. That made Save For Web work properly, and let me convert my existing documents to the regular colorspace when I loaded them up again after making these changes.
 

jng

macrumors 65816
Apr 6, 2007
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I figured out the problem. It was actually two things:

1. I had to turn off the 'Proof Colors' checkbox under the View menu.
2. I also had to go under Edit > Color Settings and change the Settings preset to 'Monitor Color'. That made Save For Web work properly, and let me convert my existing documents to the regular colorspace when I loaded them up again after making these changes.
Be careful though.

The colors may then look awful on every other computer. What monitor do you have? Is it calibrated?

See this thead about a problem I had with photoshop and colors
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=302365
 

ventro

macrumors 6502a
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Sep 23, 2006
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Be careful though.

The colors may then look awful on every other computer. What monitor do you have? Is it calibrated?

See this thead about a problem I had with photoshop and colors
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=302365
Yeah it is a calibrated 30" cinema display. I calibrated it with my SPYDER2PRO. I have other computers around the house and it looks great on them as well. All I need is for the images to look the same during the design process, at least on my machine.