FAQ:Why do my colours look odd in Photoshop but not other apps

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  02 February 2004
FAQ:Why do my colours look odd in Photoshop but not other apps

Q: After installing Photoshop, my display goes black or gray, or the color looks wrong and it displays odd white colours. Why?

A: Your display color profile is not in order. First try re-calibrating through Adobe Gamma, and choose a different profile (such as sRGB) as your starting point. (don't forget to save the new profile as the last step!)

Adobe Gamma can be found in Windows' Control panel.

The problem may also be caused by video card incompatibilities. See Adobe CustomerFirst document
http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/c832.htm for more information.

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Last edited by halo : 05 May 2006 at 07:08 PM.
  12 December 2004

Thanks, it's a very interesting link but it didn't help me with this problem. I did another test today. I made the same print with the same settings with Photoshop 7. This version is behaving exactly as I would expect. I contacted Adobe about it. I hope they can help me.

  12 December 2004
Look at Edit > Color Settings. What do you see in there? This changes how color is viewed inside of Photoshop. Depending on if you have your monitor calibrated, or if you alter your gamma settings- you can turn Color Management OFF, you can do the same for Illustrator as well, because these settings will differ between the 2 programs, which is also why you get a different result when pasting into Photoshop from Illustrator.
  01 January 2005
I tried some methods provided but it didnt change anything

my problem is that the image looks darker in photoshop but when I "save as web" image or jpeg the colour goes bright (normal)

I played around the colour setting in photoshop but got no luck with it. any idea?
I eat babies
  01 January 2005
I'm also having problems. There's too much red in all the pics I open in Photoshop (grey turns to almost purple for example). And the possible solutions provided above didn't help me unfortunately...
  01 January 2005
Bun, your having that problem because most browsers aren't colour managed...to get the same sort of colour space as the web use an sRGB space as your colour space for the image.

serge, its likely your monitor profile is corrupt, make a new one.
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