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Kim L. Jones
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/8/2005
 

how to get true color in PS


When I edit pictures in PS9 The colors seem to be just a tiny bit off. Reds look orange. In other programs on the same computer the colors are ok, and the prints look ok. It is only in PS that the color is off. Is there a way to adjust this?????


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2/4/2006 5:31:15 PM

 
Pete H
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/9/2005
  Kim;

Are you using ICC profiles in PS?


Pete


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2/4/2006 9:22:13 PM

 
Kim L. Jones
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/8/2005
  Pete,

I am pretty new to this, and I don't really know what an ICC profile is.

Kim


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2/5/2006 9:09:11 AM

 
Pete H
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/9/2005
  ICC profiles are a way to insure the color on your screen is what is reproduced by the printer. High end printers use ICC profiles for this exact reason..WYSIWYG.."what you see is what you get"

I don't use PS 9 so I am not sure where the ICC profiles are located..but it sounds like there is one loaded in your PS 9.

Another thing you might look for, is make sure you are running in Adobe RGB and not sRGB. I'm sure you can find this info in PS 9's help files.

I can't ay I've heard of the image editing program altering RED-BLUE or GREEN, unless the ICC profile is telling it to do so.

Pete


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2/5/2006 12:49:17 PM

 
Laura E. OConnor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/12/2005
  Actually, I had the same problem and the problem was just the opposite as Pete's suggesion above. I was using Adobe RGB in-camera and it threw everything off. Reds were BRIGHT and orangy in other programs and flat and grayish in PS. I finally realized the problem started when I swiched to Adobe RGB, changed back to sRGB and haven't had a problem since. ALSO, be careful with Adobe RGB and many printers/labs, most I've come across will make you convert back to sRGB before they can print your images. Just a little personal experience. Hope it helps!


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2/5/2006 3:46:36 PM

 
Kim L. Jones
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/8/2005
  Thanks Pete and Laura,
I'll try all your suggestions and see what works. I didn't have any idea where to start.
Kim


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2/5/2006 10:47:01 PM

 
Phillip Corcoran   Kim is right on the button. If your camera is set to shoot in sRGB (and if it doesn't have a setting to change it then it will be sRGB), then you should have your monitor set to sRGB as well.
Happy shooting! Pip.


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2/6/2006 1:11:40 AM

 
Kim L. Jones
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/8/2005
  Thank you all so much for your help!! It was set for adobe RGB. I changed it and the colors are perfect now.
Thanks again
Kim


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2/6/2006 8:52:34 AM

 
Laura E. OConnor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/12/2005
  WOOO HOOO! It took me about 2 months and A LOT of frustration to figure out what I did to change my images for the worse!! Glad it worked Kim!


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2/6/2006 9:07:14 AM

 
Pete H
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/9/2005
  Glad it worked Kim.
Guess I'm not sure why anyone would want to work in sRGB if they are doing editing..Hmm?

Well; at least your colors are the way you want them.


Pete


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2/6/2006 10:27:57 AM

 
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