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Nigel_95 Plus
15 262 2 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2007 10:02PM
Kerry, I suspect you are using Adobe RGB as your colour space. If you do that, the colours on your images will look flat when you upload them. You need to convert the files to sRGB colour profile before uploading. I don't know what software you use, but I do know that PS elements 3 doesn't offer that option. There are freeware converters available, but I would have to look to find where.

Nigel
User_Removed 16 4.3k 2 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2007 10:12PM
That's interesting Nigel.
I've got PS CS2 & Elements 3 and work between them.
I can work an image in CS2 and then open that image in Elements 3 and it looks quite washed out, it's been driving me mad.
Kerrygold 15 63 Ireland
21 Jun 2007 10:18PM
Thanks Nigel,

I use cs2, but don't know how to change it.

I appear to have only 3 options, RGB,CMYK and Lab colour modes??
lobsterboy Plus
17 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2007 10:23PM

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I appear to have only 3 options, RGB,CMYK and Lab colour modes??



Edit>Convert to profile is where you need to look.
Kerrygold 15 63 Ireland
21 Jun 2007 10:31PM
Thanks alot Lobsterboy.

Should I change my camera default to srgb then and avoid having to change in PS?
Nigel_95 Plus
15 262 2 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2007 10:39PM
Merl, this is a guess. Are the images you are opening in Elements Adobe RGB, and have you got elements set for limited (ie sRGB) colour management? If so, they will look wrong. They need to be converted to sRGB before you work on them in Elements. Question: Why use CS2 and Elements?

Nigel
lobsterboy Plus
17 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2007 10:43PM

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Should I change my camera default to srgb then and avoid having to change in PS



No. Adobe RGB (or Pro photo) hold a much larger range of colours (known as the gamut) than srgb. You can always throw away information but you won't have it if you didn't record it in the first place.

I recorded a "prepare for web" action that converts the image to 8 bit RGB, then converts to SRGB and then resizes and sharpens the file....then 1 click and its done.
Nigel_95 Plus
15 262 2 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2007 10:46PM
Kerry, everything I have read suggests working in Adobe RGB, as it is better for printing and publication. If that is not important to you, working only in sRGB is fine.

EDIT: Chris put it much better than I did.

Nigel
User_Removed 16 4.3k 2 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2007 10:48PM
Smile I like elements - I hate CS2.
I get the best results colourwise with Elements.
Nigel_95 Plus
15 262 2 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2007 10:56PM
Merl, I hope I don't feel the same, I waited for CS3 to drop the price of CS2, and my copy of it arrived today.

EDIT: for my earlier post. The files need to be converted to sRGB before you work on them in Elements if you want the final result to be sRGB.

Nigel
Kerrygold 15 63 Ireland
21 Jun 2007 10:57PM
Thanks all, very interesting indeed.

Going on a course on Saturday with Guy Gowan. Hope to improve my level of PS skills by 50% i.e. from 1% knowledge to 1.5% !!

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