How to save Images for the Web ?
Hi to all,
as I am researching now for at least 2 weeks the Internet : How to save Images for the Web ?
My Images always showed up flat, straight flat.
In PS CS3 in View I set the the Proof Setup to Windows, not to Monitor, there I have a little clue how it will look on a PC with Explorer, Firefox, Opera...etc.
Anyway, I found 2 great Websites for all which still stumbling threw the dark. One I found in this Forum, thank god.
In the second Link have a look as well in the other Links provided, if you like. There is many Info to find. It helped me a lot.
But there, if anyone has some other suggestions how to save the images for the Web. Easier, faster with settings and all that. Where to make the hook and where not and who knows what else.
Thanks a lot
How is your color management set up?
Usually you will do best to save images for the web working with an sRGB color space and saving to JPEG if that is what you mean. However, you say the images look good on the mac and not the PC -- yet you aren't using the same monitor...why blame the browser or OS and not the monitor?
All monitors are not created equal -- or else you'd not have gotten the cinema display! my guess is the PC monitor you were using needs calibration at least...but is it maybe also old? potentially damaged? Is it a CRT, LCD, laptop?
i teach an entire course on color management that is as fitting to the web as it is to print:
It may save time and searching. Color management is a complex process, and there are often multiple points where things may go astray. Your best bet is to arm yourself for the best result.
Thanks for your fast response.
what I got: 30" HD Display ( Apple ), Mac Pro 2.6...etc. 5GB Memory
HD Display as well PC Display are calibrated. Both Displays at 2.2 Gamma RGB with Spyder 2Pro.
My Workflow is, get my Photograph into PS with working space Adobe 1998.
What I am asking is:
But will consider for sure your course :)
An aside first...The idea that the AdobeRGB working space is best for print is perhaps correct, but it comes with other baggage -- such as not being able to accurately render CMYK values on your monitor...which leads you to correcting color you really can't see.
Gamma for mac and pc are different -- mac is 1.8
I can tell you've been reading a lot of stuff as your process is pretty complicated. You are trying to assimilate a lot of things and while some of the theories are good, they may not be practical or make a real difference. For example, going to lab mode just to sharpen is unnecessary. you could, instead, add a luminosity layer and sharpen that without the additional mode change.
When you convert to sRGB, what profile do you embed? looks like none? Embedding sRGB would not be harmful.
if you have to saturate each time, you are not correcting the images properly in the first place.
The faster way is to make an action that saves your images with a set process...but frankly I'd simplify that process first!
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