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Old 02-20-2006, 03:31 PM
Nacoya Nacoya is offline
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colour problem in PS CS

Hiya,

this one is really annoying my m8 and I'm not sure what it is. I'll explain best I can

He is running PS CS (v.8).

He has a .gif with a transparent background. When he opens it in PS the colours look washed out/pale. When he opens it in irfanview it looks ok.

When I open it in PS CS2 it looks ok.

The gif is an avatar

You can see the actual gif http://davlam.f2s.com/picman/images/dave/Fry2.gif

his comparison screenie is http://davlam.f2s.com/picman/images/dave/ps.png

showing what he sees in PS and in irfanview. Also he shows an image with the view when he opens the 'open file' option in PS.

http://davlam.f2s.com/picman/images/dave/ps2.jpg

now going on the basis that i can see it fine in CS2 i have given him my colour settings and he has applied them but the problem still exists.

Is this anything to do with CS and indexed colour ?

I don't know.

Can anyone help.


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Old 02-20-2006, 03:43 PM
Nacoya Nacoya is offline
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oops !!!

i think he might have sussed it.

He tells me he had proof colours selected (view>proof colors). He unticked that option and it seems to have restored more vibrant colours.

I have never used this option for anything so i didn't even consider it.

Even though it is unticked if he changes the proof colors from eg cmy to cmyk there is a difference (obviously).

We'll see.

Sorry if the post turns out to be a bum steer.


thanks for looking ..

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