Photoshop Color problem?

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

  1. ventro macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2006
    Photoshop is making everything darker for me. Like, if I take a screenshot of my desktop in, 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


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    If you just save it as a normal PNG file does it do the same thing?
  3. ventro thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2006
    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


    Apr 6, 2007
    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
  5. ventro thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2006
    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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