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Old 02-14-2011, 06:53 PM
Printmaker Printmaker is offline
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Re: Colour Settings and Profile help

From what I can gather...
My monitor is calibrated correctly. PS and Bridge display correct colours. But due to Windows Explorer not recognizing ICC profiles it displays the images incorrectly (red).

When I check the images on my wifes laptop the images appear fine.
Because Windows Explorer is not colour managed it sends un-altered RGB signals straight to the display. I note that the monitor you have bought has a relatively wide gamut and I would say this is the reason that images look 'red' on your system when viewed through Windows Explorer but not on your wife laptop. It is highly likely that your wife's laptop display has a much more limited gamut so will not emit such a saturated red when sent an RGB signal such as (255,0,0).

In terms of your customers - the 2 practical steps I would recommend are:

1) Use Photoshop or other to make a web gallery (online or on disc) and suggest that your customers view the images with Firefox since it is color managed by default.

2) Make sure that all images in the web gallery have been converted to sRGB and have sRGB embedded (saved into) into the file.

At least with this strategy, if they have a calibrated monitor your images will look correct and if not it's likely that they don't have a 'wide gamut' monitor either so they are not likely to see the over saturated reds that you can see.
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