I already tried a thread about this in the Digital Photography section, but didn't get any replies, so I'm hoping maybe this is a better place to ask. I really hope this doesn't count as double posting; I'll try to rephrase more simply (and avoid ranting like a lunatic, which Adobe makes me want to do). My question: How the heck do I set up Photoshop (CS3) such that when I open JPEGs in it they look about the same as when I open them in other graphics apps (say, GraphicConverter), work on them, then use Export for Web and Devices, and have what comes out look about the same. I've read a number of tutorials I Googled up that explained how to do this, but they don't seem to work, and I can't figure out what I'm missing. I realize that I need to have my working space set as sRGB, which I do. I have Photoshop ask when it opens images; if they've got no color profile I have it apply sRGB, and if they're another color profile I convert it to the working space (sRGB). When I do this, I get images that look like I expect when I open them. However, when I go to export for web, even in Photoshop's preview, the reds are significantly desaturated. Making sure NOT to include the ICC profile in the images doesn't make any difference. I can get Photoshop to show me the same colors it'll export by turning on Proof Colors and checking "Monitor RGB" in the Proof sub-menu, but I cannot for the LIFE of me figure out how to convert an image such that it looks in Proof/export the same way it looks with proof off--no combination of applying color profiles to the image then converting to another seems to do it. (Also what I'm seeing in the working space seems to sometimes randomly change; at one point whenever I would apply a smart sharpen filter, it would change the apparently displayed colors to what no-profile web output produced. Huh?) What am I doing wrong here? Help? Please? Surely there's an easier way than using GraphicConverter to do all my web compression.