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02/08/2008 01:04:28 AM · #1
I opened photoshop today only to find the colours of all my pictures super super saturated.

They look fine when I open them in any other viewer.

The only thing I can think of that could have messed it up is a screen calibration that I did recently.

Any ideas?

How do I revert to original colour settings??

Message edited by author 2008-02-08 01:48:10.
02/08/2008 01:56:46 AM · #2
Well...I am probably the last person to be replying since I can spell Photoshop and a couple other tidbits of PS knowledge, but that's about it. Buuuuutttttt! In the last few days it seems like I read somebodies reply to something similar. If memory serves me right, since it is ONLY in PS that it appears wrong, and not in other viewers, maybe there is a setting that is off in PS.

I am sure someone will be on to help you on this....and someone who actually KNOWS what they are talking about. Just keep 'bumping' to keep the thread in view. These people are the literal best!!

Mike
02/08/2008 08:49:59 AM · #3
thanks!
any idea where I can find the post that seemed to solve a similar problem??
02/08/2008 10:33:15 AM · #4
Originally posted by gfied:

I opened photoshop today only to find the colours of all my pictures super super saturated.

They look fine when I open them in any other viewer.

The only thing I can think of that could have messed it up is a screen calibration that I did recently.

Any ideas?

How do I revert to original colour settings??


If it looks good in other viewers I kind of doubt that it's your calibration that messed it up.

It's probably due to some proofing profile that is turned on when your in photoshop.
02/08/2008 01:28:39 PM · #5
*BUMP*\\

Can anyone help this lass? I sure didn't... and cannot find the thread of what I 'thought' I had read.

Anyone???
02/08/2008 01:32:31 PM · #6
i think resetting the colours to the default might be a good start.

anyone know how id go about doing that??
02/08/2008 01:35:37 PM · #7
Originally posted by cpanaioti:

Originally posted by gfied:

I opened photoshop today only to find the colours of all my pictures super super saturated.

They look fine when I open them in any other viewer.

The only thing I can think of that could have messed it up is a screen calibration that I did recently.

Any ideas?

How do I revert to original colour settings??


If it looks good in other viewers I kind of doubt that it's your calibration that messed it up.

It's probably due to some proofing profile that is turned on when your in photoshop.


just to repeat -- look up soft proofing in the help -- make sure proofing is turned off

Also, what is the colour space of the image? Did you get the profile mismatch screen when you opened PS?

If not, do you have a preference set that automatically assigns a new profile if there's a mismatch?

Just a couple of things to check.
02/08/2008 01:36:43 PM · #8
Originally posted by gfied:

i think resetting the colours to the default might be a good start.

anyone know how id go about doing that??


resetting them where? PS?

The colours you see depends on the colour space being used.
02/08/2008 01:39:05 PM · #9
view > proof colors > uncheck it.

or

view > proof setup > monitor RGB - then view > proof colors > check it.

or

edit > color settings > set working space to sRGB

and check the ' profile mismatches ' to on



Message edited by author 2008-02-08 13:41:02.
02/08/2008 01:40:51 PM · #10
I think I've found the solution...

"Embedded Profile Mismatch" that was "converting the documents colours to the working space".

Switching it to "Discard the embedded profile (don't colour manage)" fixed the issue.

Thanks for your help.

02/08/2008 01:41:33 PM · #11
you WANT to color manage i would think...


02/08/2008 01:43:42 PM · #12
I've been doing that in the past and I've never had any issues with it but for some reason now I get this disgusting saturation when I choose the colour manage option.

For some reason Discarding the embedded profile seems to have fixed that.
02/08/2008 01:47:07 PM · #13
oh and, thank you.
02/08/2008 01:55:42 PM · #14
no doubt, but your potentially throwing away color information.

color managing is how your monitor, printer, etc. know what the colors are. turning off color management makes them all guess.

i have the color management on. working space is Prophoto RGB ( that's what my raw convertor defaults to for a color space - wider than Adobe RGB ). i edit that file, and then 'proof' it to the output device where the final image will used. for a web image i proof to sRGB. for print i let PS handle the colors so the printer knows by the PS profile what colors to print. otherwise it's hit or miss IMO.

of cousre it adds the step of converting to a given profile for a given device. worth it if you know what you see is what you get on paper.


02/08/2008 01:56:43 PM · #15
oh and, your welcome ;}


02/08/2008 02:22:41 PM · #16
Thank the Photo God... I am glad you got it fixed... or at least it is working for you now. I finally came to the realization that I must be nuts. I looked everywhere and couldn't find the thread I was talking about. Then I surfed the web trying to find an answer (found a lot of neat Photoshop sites, so thank you!!!) to no avail. But, now I can rest easy!!

Good luck!!

Mike
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