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max morrison
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      01-02-2004, 01:12 AM

"Sasha Raighaun" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hi,
> I've got a problem that's driving me crazy. Images I create in
> Photoshop look incredibly washed out when I place them into browsers.
> I make an image in PS thats looks they way I want it to look. I
> save it as a jpeg (or save for web.) But when I test how it will look
> in a browser, much of the color gets desaturated.
> What's going on? Could there possibly be some color setting that I need
> to turn on (or off) to keep this from happening? I'm brand new to
> PS7, and this never happened when I used PS5. Any help or insight
> would be great. Thanks.
>
> By the way Im using IE5 on a mac, if that has any effect on the
> situation.



Are you able to post a URL demonstrating the problem?


 
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Sasha Raighaun
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      01-02-2004, 01:13 AM
Hi,
I've got a problem that's driving me crazy. Images I create in
Photoshop look incredibly washed out when I place them into browsers.
I make an image in PS thats looks they way I want it to look. I
save it as a jpeg (or save for web.) But when I test how it will look
in a browser, much of the color gets desaturated.
What's going on? Could there possibly be some color setting that I need
to turn on (or off) to keep this from happening? I'm brand new to
PS7, and this never happened when I used PS5. Any help or insight
would be great. Thanks.

By the way Im using IE5 on a mac, if that has any effect on the
situation.

 
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      01-02-2004, 02:45 AM
I would take a guess you have saved as cmyk? versus rgb.

"max morrison" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:3ff4c58c$(E-Mail Removed)...
>
> "Sasha Raighaun" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Hi,
> > I've got a problem that's driving me crazy. Images I create in
> > Photoshop look incredibly washed out when I place them into browsers.
> > I make an image in PS thats looks they way I want it to look. I
> > save it as a jpeg (or save for web.) But when I test how it will look
> > in a browser, much of the color gets desaturated.
> > What's going on? Could there possibly be some color setting that I need
> > to turn on (or off) to keep this from happening? I'm brand new to
> > PS7, and this never happened when I used PS5. Any help or insight
> > would be great. Thanks.
> >
> > By the way Im using IE5 on a mac, if that has any effect on the
> > situation.

>
>
> Are you able to post a URL demonstrating the problem?
>
>



 
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Sasha Raighaun
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      01-02-2004, 03:57 AM
No, sorry. I don't have a site. I was creating the image for a friend's
site. There really isn't much to the problem only that the pic that would be
visible on the web would look much more washed out than it looks in PS.

max morrison wrote:

> "Sasha Raighaun" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Hi,
> > I've got a problem that's driving me crazy. Images I create in
> > Photoshop look incredibly washed out when I place them into browsers.
> > I make an image in PS thats looks they way I want it to look. I
> > save it as a jpeg (or save for web.) But when I test how it will look
> > in a browser, much of the color gets desaturated.
> > What's going on? Could there possibly be some color setting that I need
> > to turn on (or off) to keep this from happening? I'm brand new to
> > PS7, and this never happened when I used PS5. Any help or insight
> > would be great. Thanks.
> >
> > By the way Im using IE5 on a mac, if that has any effect on the
> > situation.

>
> Are you able to post a URL demonstrating the problem?


 
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Sasha Raighaun
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      01-02-2004, 04:00 AM
I had to check, but no, I've been saving as RGB.

stupid_idiot wrote:

> I would take a guess you have saved as cmyk? versus rgb.
>
> "max morrison" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:3ff4c58c$(E-Mail Removed)...
> >
> > "Sasha Raighaun" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > > Hi,
> > > I've got a problem that's driving me crazy. Images I create in
> > > Photoshop look incredibly washed out when I place them into browsers.
> > > I make an image in PS thats looks they way I want it to look. I
> > > save it as a jpeg (or save for web.) But when I test how it will look
> > > in a browser, much of the color gets desaturated.
> > > What's going on? Could there possibly be some color setting that I need
> > > to turn on (or off) to keep this from happening? I'm brand new to
> > > PS7, and this never happened when I used PS5. Any help or insight
> > > would be great. Thanks.
> > >
> > > By the way Im using IE5 on a mac, if that has any effect on the
> > > situation.

> >
> >
> > Are you able to post a URL demonstrating the problem?
> >
> >


 
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      01-02-2004, 06:37 AM
Sasha Raighaun wrote:
> Hi,
> I've got a problem that's driving me crazy. Images I create in
> Photoshop look incredibly washed out when I place them into browsers.
> I make an image in PS thats looks they way I want it to look. I
> save it as a jpeg (or save for web.) But when I test how it will
> look in a browser, much of the color gets desaturated.
> What's going on? Could there possibly be some color setting that I
> need to turn on (or off) to keep this from happening? I'm brand
> new to PS7, and this never happened when I used PS5. Any help or
> insight would be great. Thanks.
>
> By the way Im using IE5 on a mac, if that has any effect on the
> situation.


Are you using either Adobe RGB or sRGB as your working space? Check your
color settings dialog. If your working space is set to Adobe RGB, try
switching to sRGB and saving as a jpeg. If it looks better, that's the
problem.

Even sRGB will look a little washed out when viewed in a browser on a
Macintosh, because the native gamma of a Mac is different than a PC, but
sRGB is a good compromise between Mac and PC.

If you want your images to look their best on a Macintosh, use Colormatch or
Apple RGB as your working space, but this will be a bit too dark on the PC.
--

Mike Russell
www.curvemeister.com
www.geigy.2y.net


 
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Sasha Raighaun
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      01-02-2004, 06:36 PM
Thanks. I wasn't sure, but I checked and it's set to sRGB. I experimented with
all the differnet color settings (colorsync, adobeRGB etc.,) and while it
changed the look of the image in PS, the image, saved with each of the differnt
color settings, looked almost identical when in the browser. The same heavily
washed-out look. Maybe the problem is in the browser?
I'm pretty new to Apple. I didn't realize that images would look different
on a mac compared to a pc. So if the image I see on my mac (in a browser) is
washed out, it may look fine on a PC? Thanks again for your insight.

Mike Russell wrote:

> Sasha Raighaun wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I've got a problem that's driving me crazy. Images I create in
> > Photoshop look incredibly washed out when I place them into browsers.
> > I make an image in PS thats looks they way I want it to look. I
> > save it as a jpeg (or save for web.) But when I test how it will
> > look in a browser, much of the color gets desaturated.
> > What's going on? Could there possibly be some color setting that I
> > need to turn on (or off) to keep this from happening? I'm brand
> > new to PS7, and this never happened when I used PS5. Any help or
> > insight would be great. Thanks.
> >
> > By the way Im using IE5 on a mac, if that has any effect on the
> > situation.

>
> Are you using either Adobe RGB or sRGB as your working space? Check your
> color settings dialog. If your working space is set to Adobe RGB, try
> switching to sRGB and saving as a jpeg. If it looks better, that's the
> problem.
>
> Even sRGB will look a little washed out when viewed in a browser on a
> Macintosh, because the native gamma of a Mac is different than a PC, but
> sRGB is a good compromise between Mac and PC.
>
> If you want your images to look their best on a Macintosh, use Colormatch or
> Apple RGB as your working space, but this will be a bit too dark on the PC.
> --
>
> Mike Russell
> www.curvemeister.com
> www.geigy.2y.net


 
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      01-02-2004, 07:34 PM
Sasha Raighaun wrote:
> Thanks. I wasn't sure, but I checked and it's set to sRGB. I
> experimented with all the differnet color settings (colorsync,
> adobeRGB etc.,) and while it changed the look of the image in PS,
> the image, saved with each of the differnt color settings, looked
> almost identical when in the browser. The same heavily washed-out
> look.

It sounds like your using "Image>Mode>Assign Profile" instead of "Convert
to Profile". Try the latter and see if the images look better in the
browser.

Another possibility is your Adobe Gamma setup - try running that utility
once more, then restart Photoshop.

> Maybe the problem is in the browser?

It's not the browser.

> I'm pretty new to
> Apple. I didn't realize that images would look different
> on a mac compared to a pc. So if the image I see on my mac (in a
> browser) is washed out, it may look fine on a PC?


Yes, and you can preview this using a feature called "soft proofing" This
is done by selecting the appropriate options under the View menu.

> Thanks again
> for your insight.


And hopefully for an actual solution!

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Mike Russell
www.curvemeister.com
www.geigy.2y.net


 
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      01-03-2004, 02:47 AM
On Thu, 01 Jan 2004 23:00:53 -0500, Sasha Raighaun
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>I had to check, but no, I've been saving as RGB.
>


First I'd ask, is it just your browser on the machine that has PS
installed or a lot of other browsers as well.

If it is just your browser then I'd guess that your monitor is not
color tuned.

If it is everyone elses browser as well, then I'd guess that Photoshop
is not using the correct color profile.


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      01-03-2004, 03:27 PM
Sasha Raighaun wrote:
> Hi,
> I've got a problem that's driving me crazy. Images I create in
> Photoshop look incredibly washed out when I place them into browsers.
> I make an image in PS thats looks they way I want it to look. I
> save it as a jpeg (or save for web.) But when I test how it will

look
> in a browser, much of the color gets desaturated.
> What's going on? Could there possibly be some color setting that I

need
> to turn on (or off) to keep this from happening? I'm brand new to
> PS7, and this never happened when I used PS5. Any help or insight
> would be great. Thanks.
>
> By the way Im using IE5 on a mac, if that has any effect on the
> situation.


In Save for web there is a small triangle above the right corner of the
displayed image.Click it and on the flyout choose >Use Document Colour
Profile
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