Losing Colour in PS CS2 when saving as TIFF/jpeg


KevinMW 14 14 Wales
31 Mar 2008 8:58PM
Please can anyone help? I have just noticed a very annoying issue when I am processing images in PS2. Let me run through my workflow.
1. Open RAW file in Lightroom
2. select Edit with PS2 - File opens up in PS2 as a PSD file
3. make tweaks to Levels & Curves, check & flatten image
4. Crop to A3 size at 300dpi
5. Change from 16Bit to 8Bit colour depth
6. Save image (with nice punchy colours showing) as Tiff.
When I close this file, then re-open it the colour has changed to a much more drab and flat image. It happens for Jpegs too and it doesn't matter if I leave at 16Bit.
I have not noticed this happen before.
Have I inadvertently selected something that is changing the details on save?

I really would appreciate any advice or support on this guys. Cheers, Kevin

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Burgy_Tog 16 634 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2008 9:03PM
It is nothing to do with bit depth, have a look and see what colour profile is being attached to the image, you may find that you have photoshop set to ignore the attache colour profile.
KevinMW 14 14 Wales
31 Mar 2008 9:28PM
Many thanks Pressfotographer. Sorted!
User_Removed 16 17.9k 8 Norway
31 Mar 2008 9:37PM

Quote:and see what colour profile is being attached to the image


Never attach - always convert to a profile.
KevinMW 14 14 Wales
31 Mar 2008 10:29PM
Thanks Mike,

I managed to work out what was wrong.
Profile was set to Camera Profile (Nikon) and Working Profile was CYMK.
I changed to RGB working Profile and converted the images to Adobe RGB (1998).

When I save now, the colours remain same when I re-open the file.

Many thanks, Kevin

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