1 Reply Latest reply on May 8, 2017 12:02 AM by Test Screen Name

    Colors not displaying consistently - ALL products

    displaced7 Level 1

      I am having an ongoing problem with color representation.  This is one example, but it's with Photoshop too.  There seems to be a problem with sRGB representation. 

       

      On the left is Windows Explorer, CENTER is Acrobat.  This is the same swatch, copied/pasted into Acrobat.  The image on the right is online, Chrome.

       

       

      What am I missing?  I have the RGB working space set to the calibrated monitor setting.  If I change it to sRGB IEC61966-2.1 it displays correctly.  AdobeRGB displays it as the calibrated monitor does (same as below - much more saturated/vivid colors).

       

      Thanks

       

       

       

      adobe_colors_paint.jpg

        • 1. Re: Colors not displaying consistently - ALL products
          Test Screen Name Most Valuable Participant

          Neither Windows Explorer nor Chrome are colour managed. Their colours are not accurate. Acrobat and Photoshop will show accurate colour, if you have the correct tagged profile and your monitor is calibrated. So this all seems normal. The problem is that some people feel that Windows, browsers, etc. are somehow "right" and starting from this assumption try to find fault in apps which are colour managed. This is a special problem on wide-gamut monitors, on which non-colour managed apps are wildly wrong, by design.

           

          It is almost never correct to set the RGB working space to the monitor profile. There are a few very special situations where it might be right.