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RZDESIGN says

HELP ! Haha, for some reason everything inside my Photoshop CS5 shows much lighter and washed out then it is when I save the file. Just look at this example

The left side is the original file, right side is within Photoshop (print screened). I have compared one image on the web, in windows image viewer, mac, mac’s Photoshop CS5 and they’re all darker (like it should be) then the Photoshop CS5 on my windows.

Only way to fix this is change View > Proof Setup from Working CMYK to Monitor RGB . But this shouldn’t be the problem, since on my mac it’s standard on Working CMYK and it looks fine.

It’s not a file that’s accidentally on CMYK , since I’ve checked one file on all sources/options.

Anyone knows what’s going on here?

Thanks in advance!

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visualidiot says

You might be saving the colour profile as sRGB? If you are, go to File > Save As, and make sure the “embed color profile” checkbox is not ticked. See if that works for you :)

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designercow says

He RZDesign,

Maybe this will help http://www.computer-darkroom.com/ps12_colour/ps12_1.htm

I used this page about color managment to print my art in the right colors in CS5 .

Good luck!

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RZDESIGN says

Thanks guys, but the problem is just this. (Settings seem to all be correct).

When I save images as JPG , PNG or whatever, they look as they should. Even when opening the PSD on my Mac’s Photoshop it looks correct… But EVERYTHING looks more brighter/lighter on my Photoshop (Windows) CS5 canvas.

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RZDESIGN says

Update:

Here’s the situation. Inside Photoshop EVERYTHING is lighter. Tried opening older psd files, image files, new files etc. But when saved and opened in windows it’s darker (as it should be).

Screen: http://www.rzdesign.nl/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/wtf.png

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aRtlessX says

In the color settings>more options (hopefully that menu is the same, I’m in cs4), is the “desaturate monitor colors by xx%” ticked? B/c that does exactly what it says (a saturated/lighter look like your images) and since it’s a PS color setting, it only takes effect within PS.

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RZDESIGN says
In the color settings>more options (hopefully that menu is the same, I’m in cs4), is the “desaturate monitor colors by xx%” ticked? B/c that does exactly what it says (a saturated/lighter look like your images) and since it’s a PS color setting, it only takes effect within PS.
These are my settings:

http://www.rzdesign.nl/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/colorsettings.png

Also, working with RGB /8 and

View > Proof Setup > Working CMYK View > Proof Colors turned off.

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aRtlessX says

Hmm, exact same settings here. Did you just install cs5 or was it fine till it decided to play tricks on you today? Also, did you install by any chance any other adobe related software/plugin that might be affecting it in some weird and unexpected way? Dunno really what I’m talking about, this should logically be a color setting thingy withing PS, but you never know with these beasts we call machines lol. If it was fine till the problem came up, I would be thinking what I did different lately with settings/installations and such.

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RZDESIGN says

Well, seems it ain’t Photoshop CS5 that has this problem.. Just did a clean install of CS5 and still have the problem that everything looks lighter inside CS5 … I even installed Photoshop CS3 and CS4 and they also have the same problem… The problem has to be outside the Photoshop programs I guess.

I even reinstalled my graphics drivers, but still having this problem… Help! :(

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NechitaPaulFlavius says

Try another windows!

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