Photoshop Color problem?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by ventro, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. ventro macrumors 6502a

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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?
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    If you just save it as a normal PNG file does it do the same thing?
     
  3. ventro thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  4. jng macrumors 65816

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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
     
  5. ventro thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     

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