Placing images from Photoshop 7.0

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by JJ Rivas, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. JJ Rivas

    JJ Rivas Guest

    When I place images saved in CMYK into PageMaker they seem to look
    like a different color than what I originally created them in, why?
    JJ Rivas, Apr 6, 2004
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  2. JJ Rivas

    n8 skow Guest

    Check the Pagemaker user guide on the CMS (Color Management System)
    Also, Pagemaker only displays 8-bit previews (256 colors).

    n8 skow, Apr 7, 2004
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  3. Gernot Hoffmann, Apr 7, 2004
  4. JJ Rivas

    Tacit Guest

    When I place images saved in CMYK into PageMaker they seem to look
    Because when you place an image in a page layou program, the image that you see
    on your screen is a crude preview. it is intended to help you place the image
    on the page; it is *not* intended to show you color or show you the exact image
    in high resolution. What you see on your screen is only there for your
    convenience. It does not and will not look like the actual high-resolution

    Newer versions of PageMaker contain a built-in color management engine. If you
    enable it, *and* you properly calibrate and profile your computer monitor, what
    you will see on the screen will be a lot closer to reality. It still won't be
    perfect, and it slows down the process o placing images in PageMaker; for that
    reason, I don't bother with it.

    Don't rely on what you see in a page layout program for color; that's what
    Photoshop is for! If you really need to know exactly what the page will look
    like on press, you need to get a contract proof (such as a MatchPrint or a
    DuPont Waterproof) made.
    Tacit, Apr 7, 2004
  5. This is not very true in case of Adobe InDesign which seems to excel
    in matching the offset printed output with the screen colors. To be
    more specific, the screen I have is Compaq V55 on IBM and ViewSonic on
    Mac. I used InDesign with high quality display mode and it was
    amazing, but still so heavy and lacks agility as compared to Quark.

    Mohamed Al-Dabbagh
    Senior Graphic Designer
    Mohamed Al-Dabbagh, Apr 11, 2004
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