color settings help needed

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by tommy, Dec 23, 2003.

  1. tommy

    tommy Guest

    Hello. Without going into the fact im slow reading manual. I need some basic
    help with color settings. Its currently set at:

    North America General purpose defaults:
    RGB: srgb iec619*****
    cmyk: U.S web coated swop v2
    gray: gray gamma 2.2
    Spot: dot gain 20 %
    Color management policies: all off

    I live in Europe. The problem is that documents i open give error messages
    that it doesnt fit the current color policy, dot gain and so on..
    Also Colors from Macromedia flash are NOT compatible with the current
    photoshop settings. I just want a decent WEB graphic color setting that
    shows same colors as my other programs.

    Please, any help is appreciated
    Tommy G
    tommy, Dec 23, 2003
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  2. tommy

    Mike Russell Guest

    You don't mention the version of Photoshop that you are using, but I'll
    stick my neck out and guess verson 5. If I'm right, everyone who is so
    inclined should buy a beer for a friend. :). In any case, whatever version
    you are running, the situation is probably not that bad - all you really
    need to do is ignore the warning messages.

    There is a patch for version 5 (5.0.1 or 5.0.2) that has a color setup
    wizard that facilitates turning off color management, simulating the halcyon
    days of version 4. PS 6 also makes it easier to turn off color management.

    Whether you are version 5 or not, your settings are not far off. All you
    need to do, I believe is turn off the warnings for non-matching embedded
    profiles. This is done by setting an option to ignore profile mismatches in
    the color settings dialog.

    I'm surprised you are getting any mention of dot gain - this is a CMYK
    function and you should be dealing with RGB files only. Perhaps you can
    clarify where that message is coming from. Is someone handing you CMYK
    files to put on the web?
    Mike Russell, Dec 23, 2003
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