Browser's and colour

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  1. JohnMF

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    I don't know if anybody else has this problem, but i've noticed a drastic difference in how certain browsers display images.

    I'm running a Mac and have both Safari and Mozilla. Safari is fine and displays pictures exactly how they appeared in photoshop, but Mozilla washes out the colours and makes them much lighter. I never noticed this difference when i used a pc.

    Anyone else have this problem? is there any settings that can be changed to fix this?

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  2. Digital Matt

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    Color space. Convert to srgb.
     
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    thanks

    is it an option in the browser? or should i be saving my pictures as srgb?
     
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    For displaying on the web, convert to sRGB in photoshop before saving.
     
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    sorry bout this matt, color space is something which has always been a bit of a mystery to me. Where is the option in photoshop to change an image to srgb?
     
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    What version are you using?
     
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    Copy your photo to a new document, and you'll see a color profile drop down box. (In the advanced settings) Choose sRGB. Then resize and use save for web.
     
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    cheers :thumbup:
     
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    still having a couple of problems.

    I've managed to make sure the image is srgb profile

    If i go to Save for Web and jpeg, this washes out the colours and lightens the midtones.

    If i go to Save As, and save as jpeg, this preserves the colours and midtones, until i upload it to the web and view it in Mozilla.

    I must still be doing something wrong but i dont know what
     
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    i am not sure about the procedures been used here to convert to a new colour space.

    but there is a difference in assigning a new colour space, or converting to a new colour space. The latter tries to make the new (and reduced ) colour space to reproduce the colour impression of the original image. whereas the former just cuts off the extra information which used to be in the larger colour space. Then images look washed out.
     
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    What is your working color space in photoshop? What is the color space of your images as tagged in camera?
     

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