Color is getting changed when saved?

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  1. Sarah23

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    Something happened that is making the color not save correctly when I am done with it in photoshop. It looks fine when I go to save it, but when I then open it up in windows picture viewer, a lot of the vibrance is gone and its kinda dull/gray.

    Why is it doing this? I saw a post about someone else having this problem a few weeks ago, but I cannot find it now. I dont know if its something in photoshop, or something in windows picture viewer.
     
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    ok...I think it was the color space. It was set on RGB instead of sRGB.
     
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    Yup thatll do it.
     
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    It could be that or your computer the color is fine when I print, view it in DPP or Photoshop. But when I view it in windows It has a really bad color cast. Something is up with windows color in my computer. But since a rarely look at them with windows because of this it really doesnt effect me.
     
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    It also depends on what file size/type you are editing in and what you are saving it as.
     
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    Well, it looked gray in photobucket and flickr too...so I dont know. i will get some printed now and see if it is ok.

    The images were raw, converted to jpeg, saved, and reopened (all in CS3) then resaved and then I noticed the color difference when viewing it in windows. I changed to sRGB and they are now the same. We will see when I get some prints, I guess!
     
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    Yep colour management. They would look fine on photobucket and flickr too if you had a colour managed browser.

    But good to see you noticed it early. Always convert any files you intend to publish on the web to sRGB first.
     

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