I've been noticing that when I open a photo in the regular window view, then hit the F key to change screen mode and then go back to the regular window, the color saturation decreases. Hit the F key to change screen mode again and the saturation comes back again. Is this a bug or does anyone know how to correct this?
Yes I'm sure...all my screen colors are grey. I've confirmed this with another friend of mine who is experiencing the same issue. It's quite noticable, especially red. Perhaps is a operating system issue? Both of us are on Macs. I'm running Lion and he's running Snow Leopard. Any PC users see this issue?
I just tested this on my MacPro, I and couldn’t replicate the color shift. I did try it several times with different RGB profiles assigned to the file, but I’m using ProPhoto as my working color profile, and I didn’t chage that.
Mac OS X 10.6.8 on a 3.33, 6-Core MacPro5,1 with 16GB RAM w/ separate Scratch Disks & ATI Radeon HD 5870
You'll have to confirm that empirically. the color/value surounding an image can have a huge imapct on how it appears
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What OS are you using? If you're on Windows you may want to try updating your graphics card driver.
Are you using more than one monitor?
What are your color management settings for PS RGB workspace, your document, and your monitors?
I'm on a Mac Pro running the latest Lion. I have three monitors…a 30" Eizo CG303W for my main, and two Apple 30" for left and right. My color space in PS is ProRGB which I use for processing and editing and printing.
Thanks for the info.
Does this occur only with "Use Graphics Processor" checked on in Performance Preferences? (image has to be reopened for change to take effect)
When you use the f key, is the image on your main monitor or one of the secondary monitors? Can you repro on each monitor?
Can you reproduce this with only two monitors hooked up? Only one?
It's only doing with the Graphics Processor Settings turned on "Use Graphics Processor">>>Advanced with everything checked on. When I turned it off, all is back to normal. I guess I'll just leave it off until they fix this. I also do not have this issue in PS 5, so I don't think it's my computer that's causing it.
I do all my editing on the Eizo, my main monitor.
Would you let me know what graphics card you're using? If you'd like you could just paste your system info (Help > System Info...) into the reply. Then I can double-check on your build ID too. We've made a fix for this, but it might still pop up with certain graphics cards, or perhaps more than two monitors has an effect...
MJOrts is on the right track - you have a display driver problem that's affecting the color-management. I believe I saw some reports just like this when Photoshop CS5 first came out, and to the best of my recollection they ended up being a quirk or fault with nVidia display drivers.
@cameraguy5: Thanks. How are your monitors configured to the 5770's? Do you have main + secondary hooked into the first 5770, and then the third monitor hooked up into the other 5770? This bug may only be present with more than one card active, or with more than two monitors active, as we had fixed an identical two-monitor issue earlier in the cycle.
@Noel: cameraguy5 mentioned he was on a mac, so unless he's held back on any OS updates the driver should be current. This doesn't rule out a bug on graphics card side, though, I'll have to see if I can repro this in-house, it looks like it might be dual-card only, or more than two monitors only.
Actually I have 4 monitors (sorry, I rarely use and forget it's there most of the time). All the one's I've stated plus a 20" Samsung that I rarely turn on.
I have the two 30" Apple's hooked up to the top card and the Eizo and Samsung on the bottom card.
Thanks for the info and catching this bug. This has been fixed for a two monitor, one card setup, but it looks like it might still get confused with more than two monitors or more than one card. I'll try to repro this and then have our developers take a look.
I just noticed something about this that may be of help in figuring this out. If I drag the desaturated image over to another monitor and then drag it back, the saturation/color returns to normal.