My images look great in PS

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  1. Emilymarie

    Emilymarie TPF Noob!

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    but as soon as I host them through Facebook, Flickr, etc its like I never even PPthem. The alwyas look dull! Help
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Sounds like a color space issue.

    What color space do you use for editing in Photoshop and which version of Photoshop do you use?
     
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    Emilymarie TPF Noob!

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    ok, what color space should I be using?
    CS4
     
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    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I use sRGB but, when I post images to facebook they always look soft and dull also. Facebook is a poor poor hosting site for pictures.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    The web is sRGB.

    I use ProPhotoRGB for editing in Photoshop CS, but most of my output gets converted to sRGB.

    Do you make photos as RAW data files or as JPEG image files?
     
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    facebook is possibly the worst place to host photos, everything always ends up soft.

    not sure about flickr though, srgb is what i use and the images look almost exactly the same when posted
     
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    Well I ALWAYS shoot RAW and edit in camera raw then convert to Jpeg to host
     
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    compression might be the issue here.
     
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    KmH is right...it's a color profile issue. You're probably working in Adobe RGB or a similar color space, and using Windows, which is showing the images in sRGB color space, which will create a dull, lifeless-looking image. A good solution would be to work (display and work) in sRGB in Photoshop, and assign that profile to your web photos, and then what you see will be what you get once the pics hit the world wide web.
     

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