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ChristineWilde
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Have you changed any settings for you monitor? I sometimes have the problem where I open an image and it looks cream in the image preview. If it’s nothing to do with Photoshop then it has to be calibration settings… :confused:

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Tamixes
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I had a similar problem every time I would save for web, I especially noticed that my reds would get washed out – it’s a notorious ‘color shift’ thingie in photoshop.

This link might help http://www.viget.com/inspire/the-mysterious-save-for-web-color-shift/ or set you off in the right direction.

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Guys, I’ve fixed this! Just realised that the problems started when I got my new monitor. So I checked the Color Management settings of Windows and found out that it was using the Samsung Monitor ICC Color Profile instead of the sRGB IC61blablabla one. So I’ve changed it and installed that sRGB profile as the main color profile of my screen.

Finally! Thanks everyone for your help!

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ChristineWilde
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Guys, I’ve fixed this! Just realised that the problems started when I got my new monitor. So I checked the Color Management settings of Windows and found out that it was using the Samsung Monitor ICC Color Profile instead of the sRGB IC61blablabla one. So I’ve changed it and installed that sRGB profile as the main color profile of my screen. Finally! Thanks everyone for your help!

Thought it could be something like this because I’ve experienced the same problem. Glad to hear you’ve got it fixed now! :)

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RZDESIGN
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This was the solution to my washed-out color problem in Photoshop. I had to manually add the highlighted profile. http://twitpic.com/3p4y1k

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i had the same issue and this was the solution -> ‘View’ -> ‘Proof Setup’ was set to ‘Working CMYK ’ instead of ‘Monitor RGB ’. After changing this colors returned to normal. If you are still having issues, make sure you have ‘Proof Colors’ ticked on under ‘View’ also.

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gleenk
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This was the solution to my washed-out color problem in Photoshop. I had to manually add the highlighted profile. http://twitpic.com/3p4y1k

You saved me! Thank you!

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Guys, I’ve fixed this! Just realised that the problems started when I got my new monitor. So I checked the Color Management settings of Windows and found out that it was using the Samsung Monitor ICC Color Profile instead of the sRGB IC61blablabla one. So I’ve changed it and installed that sRGB profile as the main color profile of my screen. Finally! Thanks everyone for your help!

I had same issue, but this method didn’t help me. It was already set to use sRGB 2.1 profile. I found that it has to do something with OpenGL and accelerated performance. Color shift (brighter) occurs when i have performance mode enabled with setting normal or advanced. In Basic mode colors are calculated by proccessor so difference is gone. On various forums i found that this happens on certain GPUs with certain drivers. My GPUs are HD4000 and GTX670MX with latest driver installed (320.49). Didnt have time to check older drivers but there are only 2 older to test. Hope it will be fixed by nvidia in the future.

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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.

oh my gosh. years and years of trying to figure this out and I had NEVER come across this suggestion. that is EXACTLY what was wrong with mine. Thank you SO MUCH!

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