Why do JPG's change color when loaded into PS Elements?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Bob, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. Bob

    Bob Guest

    When loading a JPG and comparing it to its original BMP I noticed the color has
    changed. These 2 pics in other programs look identical. PS Elements seems to be
    changing the colors in the JPEG version.

    Anyone have experience with this?

    Bob, Jun 19, 2005
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  2. Bob

    Chet Guest

    When you create a JPG compressed file you have a lot of choices to make that
    can affect quality of the result. One of those choices is the color depth
    and you probably have that set too low. Without more specifics on your
    settings that's about all I can say.
    Chet, Jun 19, 2005
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  3. Bob

    Paul Mitchum Guest

    PS Elements is doing color management. Learn how that works. :)
    Paul Mitchum, Jun 19, 2005
  4. Creating a JPEG does not give you any choice to change the color depth.
    That's only in GIF. The reason for the difference is because Photoshop
    Elements is color managed.
    Johan W. Elzenga, Jun 19, 2005
  5. Bob

    Tacit Guest

    Photoshop does "color management.' It changes the colors you see on your
    screen to compensate for your exact brand of monitor and for the color
    profile embedded in the image. Other programs don't.

    If you see unwanted color shifts, it is because either you have
    color-calibrated your system incorrectly, or you are placing a color
    profile in your pictures without meaning to or understanding what color
    profiles are. You can turn off color management in the Preferences
    command. You can turn off color profile embedding in the Save As command.

    Read the chapter on Color Management in the manual for more information.
    Tacit, Jun 19, 2005
  6. Bob

    Bob Guest

    I thought there might be something on calibration... this program is relatively
    new to me... and I just changed to an LCD monitor as well!

    Thanks for the advice.
    Bob, Jun 20, 2005
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