I'm trying to match a HEX colour to Pantone 369C. I've set my colour model in Bridge to Europe Web/Interent 2. Every time I convert the colour from Pantone to RGB the colour is way too bright. I'm not really after the exact colour match, more what looks better on the screen.
If I start in Ai with a pantone swatch then convert to RGB everything looks good.
If I open the Ai document in Ps it looks good.
If I select the pantone swatch in Ps colour picker it looks wrong.
Converting the pantone to RGB gets: 116, 175, 38 > #74af26 however it looks wrong in Dw
I'm using the sRGB colour space [as defined by my Br settings] and I'm exporting for web without colour management. The colour conversion in both Ps and Ai work out to be roughly the same, only 1 or 2 shades different, not the radical change you get when selecting the swatch in Ps
So my question really is, failing just tweeking the colour breakdown myself, is there some way I can get the right HEX colour to match what I see in Ai? See the attached image for example.
Thanks in advance.
please compare your values ?RGB = 116 / 175 / 38 for 369C:
Lab: 60.5 / -44.2 / 60.4
sRGB: 80 / 164 / 0
aRGB: 112 / 163 / 38 aRGB=AdobeRGB(1998)
Lab: 61 / -45 / 61
sRGB: 79 / 166 / 0
aRGB: 112 / 164 / 38
Your RGB values are nearer to aRGB (but still different), and then
it's highly doubtful why these should be expressed by Hex-numbers,
because Hex is used only in HTML. It cannot be expected that
browsers will interprete these numbers correctly.
Considering the same appearance in different applications:
a) a calibrated monitor
b) correct color space settings
c) applications which use color management (like Adobe CS#)
Finally one can observe that the sRGB values contain B=0.
This indicates, that the Lab values cannot be converted to sRGB
Best regards --Gernot Hoffmann
Message was edited by: Gernot Hoffmann
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