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01 January 2003, 03:18 AM
I recently got an LCD for my system (NEC MultiSync LCD1700v) but have come into a very odd situation with Adobe Photoshop 7.0. For some reason, whenever I open an image in Photoshop, it comes out way too green tinted. But when I open the same image in ACDSee or any other image editing package, the color comes out fine ... i have absolutely no idea how to calibrate my gamma anymore. There's this little notice for the gamma calibration that it only works for CRT's... and well... this isn't a CRT anymore.... any ideas?

01 January 2003, 03:45 AM
When in photoshop, go to...

Edit-Color Settings.

Turn color management off.

That should solve the problem.

01 January 2003, 04:01 AM
wow, excellent! Thanks! But I was wondering, what is the whole color management bit for? From what I know, web graphics default makes printed images lighter but viewed images darker and us prepress the opposite... I could be wrong about that, but what does turning off color management do to my image files overall?

01 January 2003, 04:14 AM
there's an unfortunate problem facing all graphics designers which is the screen to paper drama. not matter what you do, the image you see on a screen will never be identical to what a printer pr plotter spits out.

there are millions of different ways to colour-correct a system, either at the print end or the screen end (typically easier at the screen end, as it doesn't require a million reprints). obviously you want to be able to see something on screen, and choose colours that go together well for the presentation you are making and know that your hours of work aren't wasted when you print the thing out and it looks damned ugly.

if you are only dealing with screen or web graphics, colour correction probably won't make a difference to you. LCDs are also notoriously difficult to colour correct due to the difference you see in colours looking at the screen from dofferent angles. most professionals prefer a flat-screen high refresh monitor over a flat panel for that reason.

01 January 2003, 06:34 AM
yeah... I totally agree. My flat panel is incredibly nice yes, but is difficult to work with when it comes to graphics and print media. But it is much easier on the eyes ... or so it seems. My parents refuse to let me use a CRT any longer. So I switched over. Oh well. I'm not passing up free equipment. :bounce:

anyh0w, would anyone happen to know what the difference is between "digital contrast" and "analog contrast" on LCD's?

01 January 2003, 01:44 PM

the color problem can be attacked with some reading and adapting your workflow (and maybe buying hardware to make it better)
In short: you should calibrate your CRT monitor/ flatpanel anyhow, and learn about the use of colorprofiles and corresponding photoshop settings.

First: photoshop has a help file where you can find some info on color management, and then there is adobe website too with some pdf on the subject:

Excellent how to's and articles you will find on: (easy ) (general) (advanced and pro) (photography and digital darkroom) (speaks for itself) (more photoshop color articles) (color calibration hardware and software)

ok, if the subject interests you, this will keep you busy for some time. :D :p ;)


01 January 2003, 07:30 AM
wow, the absolute crazinez... much0 thanks!! =DDDD

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