Screenshot made to show how the colours look different in PS(photoshop) compared to my browser and Preview. I fixed the problem with Preview, but the bottom picture still looks really washed out in my browser.

18 comments so far...

claus kunckel September 29, 2007, 07:57 PM
Get yourself a Gretagmacbeth Eye-One!...
PimpDaddy September 29, 2007, 08:04 PM
How could that help with this problem? :)
PimpDaddy September 29, 2007, 08:10 PM
The problem is that the same picture looks different on the same screen :-). If the 23 one looked different on another screen, then I would have to calibrate(i think). But not in this situation, as I see it :)
claus kunckel September 30, 2007, 09:30 AM
Okay, I see....
I use, and trust, the colours in Photoshop. What do you use Preview for? As far as I know it's a less advanced viewer program. Or am I wrong?
PimpDaddy September 30, 2007, 10:08 AM
Claus. Have your read the Picture text(at all)? :-).

"Preview, but the bottom picture still looks really washed out in my browser"


I fixed the problem with the colours in Preview by saving the image with "ICC profile embedded" in photoshop.

I use preview for quick previews of pictures

claus kunckel October 01, 2007, 05:26 AM
Yes, I've read the text! It's just that at first I did'nt understand why you put so must effort in getting a 100% colour correct result in an application like Preview. I never use that program when previewing photos. I would skip to Bridge, Photo Mechanic, Lightroom or Photoshop. But I guess you like that Preview is fast and simple - and if it is possible to get correct colours then yes, why not?
PimpDaddy October 01, 2007, 05:43 AM
Sorry for the sarcasm then, mate :-).

And you are totally right about it being fast and simple. And it took a minimum of effort to get it to show the right colors.

Now I just have to find out how to make sure "the web" can read my colour profile as well :-)

istoyanov October 01, 2007, 07:54 AM
It's not "the web" that reads the color profile of the photo -- it's the browser;) Perhaps you should make sure your browser has all the means to apply the profile to the picture. Firefox, for example, understands some of them ("tagged sRGB" or IEC61966 for sure, don't know about other) and you obviously haven't used that as I see the picture exactly as displayed in your browser (i assume FF as well).
istoyanov October 01, 2007, 08:00 AM
PimpDaddy October 01, 2007, 08:03 AM
Well thanks man :-). I use Camino which is a mac browser built on FF for mac.

I'll try to look for a setting like that when I get home :)

istoyanov October 01, 2007, 08:12 AM
Unfortunately, you can't do that:(
istoyanov October 01, 2007, 08:19 AM
This topic seems to be quite hot these days;)
PimpDaddy October 01, 2007, 09:05 PM
Thanks ALOT Istoyanov :). Really interesting stuff to read.

And Claus. Again, I'm sorry for the heavy sarcasm :-).

And what have we learned. Use Safari for viewing pics online :)

istoyanov October 01, 2007, 09:58 PM
Safari displays the colors somewhat over-saturated for my taste -- that's why FFox still rox;)
PimpDaddy October 02, 2007, 06:50 AM
Safari displays them as I want them to look(=How they look when I edit in PS) :-)
claus kunckel October 02, 2007, 07:22 AM
PimpDaddy: No problem :-)
Interesting topic!!!
istoyanov October 02, 2007, 08:36 AM
Well, it seems to be rather a MAC vs. PC issue -- both systems using a different default gamma for the display and the MACs don't have the right sRGB profile installed by default.
PimpDaddy October 02, 2007, 10:43 AM
Thanks again Istoyanov :-)
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