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12-22-2011, 06:52 AM
I am having an odd problem. With a particular photo it shifts red when I export to the web. It has something to do with converting to sRGB I think... Does anyone know why this is happening or what I can do to fix it so that when it exports it looks the same in Photoshop and the web?
12-22-2011, 06:55 AM
Obviously I do not normally have this problem...I am not doing anything any different (that I know of), exporting as usual.
12-22-2011, 07:10 AM
Sorry, no idea about. Never happened to me.
12-22-2011, 07:41 AM
I have a similar problem with a photo I edited of some fall colours. It it looks fine on the web and in lightroom, but the adjustments don't show when I save it as my desk top photo. I figure it has something to do with the monitor profile that is in use. So there could be something different in the profiles somewhere? My photo looks like I wanted it to on the web, so I'm just guessing.
12-22-2011, 09:44 AM
Tim that sounds like an issue related to color space. As you probably already know, images that you save out to upload onto the web should be in sRGB format. In Photoshop, the "Save for Web" option generally takes care of this for you; however it's never a bad idea to make sure that your images are 8-bit and in sRGB format before you save a web copy.
Start by going to Image -> Mode -> 8 Bits
Next go to Edit -> Convert to Profile and select sRGB
Now you should be ready to save the image for the web. There are two ways to save a JPEG - the first is to use the "Save for Web" option. Go to File -> Save for Web & Devices. This pretty much automates all of the steps I listed above and gives you quite a bit of flexibility for compressing the image (i.e. making it smaller).
The second option is to simply save the image as a straight JPEG. Go to File -> Save As... and select JPEG from the drop down menu. If the Save for Web option is not working like you expect, try saving it as a straight JPEG.
12-22-2011, 10:53 AM
Thanks for the tips Steve. Yeah I knew all the info about color space, I converted it to 8-bit first, that didn't work. Then I tried changing the embedded profile, still didn't work. I tried exporting from CS5 and LR3, both showed the problem. (In ALL cases it looks completely fine on my PC, just when uploading somewhere it looks red-shifted)
However I didn't think to do a "Save As", I kind of assumed it would do the same thing as Save for The Web (when Saving as JPEG), however that just took care of it :D Thanks!
I am perplexed as to what the problem is though...why it affected this one particular photo...and how to prevent it in the future :(
12-23-2011, 09:58 AM
I have run into that issue before too. I am not sure why there would be a color shift other than maybe Photoshop is compressing the the image differently with the "Save for Web..." option. Generally, I have found that it's safe to save a JPEG by going to Go to File -> Save As.. and setting the quality at 9. Visually, there doesn't seem to be obvious banding or compression on the image.
12-23-2011, 11:59 AM
Thanks Steve, never had such a trouble anyway your answer is always interesting - never possible know what in the future with a pc.......
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