Preserving Colors for Web

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by sbryan, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. sbryan macrumors member

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    #1
    I'm working with a .GIF that's basically a border done in web-safe #3399CC.

    In my test environment, the color shows up at #6699CC in both Safari and Firefox.

    The design in Photoshop is correct. The exported GIF is correct.

    Any idea of what's gone wrong? Why one web-safe color would be substituted for another?
     
  2. design-is macrumors 65816

    design-is

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    #2
    Hi there :)

    Here are 2 links that might help:

    Mysterious Web Shift
    Colour Profiles

    Not sure if it applies to your specific problem, but let us know how you get on!

    Cheers

    Doug
     
  3. SrWebDeveloper macrumors 68000

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    I'd be interested in knowing if the ICC color profile being set properly resolved this issue. When the color changes that dramatically, it could also be as simple as making sure in Adobe PS save for web screen that the "colors" option is set to "auto" and not too low. I also recommend no dither, lossy=0, matte=none, web snap=100%. FYI.

    -jim
     
  4. sbryan thread starter macrumors member

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    Doug,

    The color profile was the problem!

    Thanks for your help,
    Sean
     
  5. design-is macrumors 65816

    design-is

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  6. benben macrumors newbie

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    Brilliant! I've had this problem... always wondered what caused it!
     

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