Flickr makes my pictures look like dog poo

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  1. syphlix

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    Hi.

    Something I just noticed.

    I uploaded a picture of tomato sauce to my Flickr, and in my iPhoto it looked great. Bright red, nice color, etc. However, when i looked at it on flickr it looked terrible! It was brownish red and the color was completely wrong.

    The photo was shot in raw, and i used iphoto to adjust some levels, and used the built in thing to send it to Flickr.

    I did some googling, and found some stuff about sRGB, and how safari would render it correctly, so i looked at it under safari, and sure enough it looked right.

    However, i tried emailing myself the photo using the iPhoto2Gmail plugin for iphoto, and when i looked at it in firefox it looked correct also.

    How come it looked right in gmail, but not on flickr?

    Also, how can i make iphoto do the right format so all my stuff doesn't look bad in flickr? i never noticed this before but now that i do... it kinda blows...

    Thanks!
     
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    It sounds like a colour management issue. Make sure that you export your images in sRGB and then upload them to Flickr. If you started editing in RAW, there's a good chance that the colour space you were working in was ProPhoto RGB or AdobeRGB (likely the latter; that tends to go brown in the reds when viewed as if it were sRGB, while ProPhoto just looks blackened and dead).
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Like Musicale said - it's probably a clor space issue, but - If we can't see them we can't tell what's wrong!

    Show some examples.
     
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    good point

    here is the picture in question. in iphoto, it looks really red... like tomato red lol... but here it looks kinda brownish red... and looks kinda not great...

    how do i make sure iphoto makes my raws into sRGB instead of the adobe one?

    [​IMG]
     
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    It's adobe RGB color space.
     
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    Yep. Colourspace issue. I looked at it in QuickLook in OS X (which is colour managed; for that, I have some serious love for Apple), and confirmed in the file information that the image has an AdobeRGB profile.

    I'm not sure how to change this in iPhoto, to be honest, but the option should be somewhere in your export settings. Poke around and eventually you'll find that something is set to export with AdobeRGB. Set it to sRGB and that should solve your problem.
     
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    This happened to me before. If you have PS, go to File > Save for web & devices... I'm pretty sure there's quicker ways to do this in PS, but I never figured it out.
     
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    the real issue is you don't have a pc. FAIL.
     
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    Edit/Assign Profile

    or

    Edit/Convert to Profile
     
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    If you don't have anything useful to add, kindly keep away from the keyboard.

    The OP is using iPhoto and probably doesn't have PS. Colour management is an issue which is not dependant on which operating system is being used, in the majority of situations. As for whether or not Macs are better for photo editing, there are a myriad of reasons why professionals in various fields of study and business use Apple's products instead of PCs.
     
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    that is something useful. there's also a reason why apple only has 8% market share of computers - because they suck and have compatibility issues.
     
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    *sigh* Can't say I didn't try to be reasonable.
     

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