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Strange Colour Problem

2:41 am on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I have a problem on my mac (os x) which I just can't figure out. Example:

I create an image in photoshop and use the hex colour #ff8040. Create the image, save, it. All's okay until I use the built in color meter to check the color and it tells me the colour is actually ff6263. I use other apps (gimp) and check it on windows and they all tell me that the colour is in fact ff6263.

So initially I thought it was a photoshop problem but when I open the image with preview it thinks the colour is ff6263 as well. It isn't just the eyedroppers getting it wrong either as the image is noticably darker.

I am 100% sure that the colour is in fact ff8040 so why are these 2 apps getting it wrong (maybe others would as well but these are the only ones I checked). It happens no matter what colour I use.....Photoshop and Preview always think its darker than it is.

Does anyone have any ideas? This is driving me crazy!


2:35 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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It apears I was talking crap last night. It is a photoshop specific problem. I've since figured out that all I had to do was change my proof setup to RGB in photoshop.


3:36 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Glad to hear you figured it out. Sometimes it's the little things like that which are the most difficult to fix.


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