Monitor color, PS color, Web color

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by johnboy, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. johnboy

    johnboy Guest

    I need a reality check.

    If I have a web page and set the background to, say, #009933 (allegedly a
    web-safe color) and then specify in CS the same color, then is it true that
    they CS image exported as a GIF will not necessarily match?

    What of colors that work better in the CMYK space, or does it matter?

    Sorry, but I've a new monitor for web work and I am realizing that perhaps
    my success in this regard may have been dumb luck or delusion!

    johnboy, Jul 5, 2005
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    tacit Guest

    The images will not necessarily match on a computer whose video card is
    set to "thousands of colors" or "16-bit color" mode.

    The so-called "Web-safe" color palette is becoming less and less
    significant; it is only relevant for computer monitors set to 8-bit
    color (256 colors). Any non-Web-safe color will dither on a computer
    whose video card is set to 256 colors. A few years back, most video
    cards either only supported 256 colors, or defaulted to 256 colors--but
    that has no longer been true for years now.

    However, it is still true that a video card set to 16-bit color may not
    display a Web background and an image the same way even if they have the
    same colors.

    With a monitor set to 24-bit color or 32-bit color, it is a non-issue.
    tacit, Jul 5, 2005
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    Hecate Guest

    The CMYK web space has nothing to do with web work. Web images should
    be in the RGB space. CMYK is a print space.


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