I'm on OSX Leopard 10.5.5 and have a 30" hardware calibrated
Cinema display. From what I understand, FW is not color
managed—which means it strips profiles on export. I confirmed
this using PS to open images saved out of FW.
That's all well and good, but what I can't figure out for the
life of me is why when I'm designing in FW, the images and colors
(mainly reds/oranges) INCLUDING VECTOR ARTWORK, appear more vivid
in FW than when I view them in any other program (CS4, Firefox,
The only clue I have is that if I take my FW PNG and open it
in PS, if I enable Soft Proofing using Monitor RGB and then Save
for Web, I can see the color shift when check/uncheck "convert to
It seems to me that FW defaults to Monitor RGB and
automatically converts to sRGB on export—which in my case
yields a noticeable color shift. It means I can't reasonably design
for the Web when the colors I'm looking at aren't what I get when I
export and view the page.
Can anyone shed some light on this for me? Am I the only one
here? I saw another post from someone on a wide gamut monitor, but
his situation may be different.
Fireworks does not do any kind of color management. Since
there is no color management, the monitor profile if set is used
for the rendering of objects on Fireworks canvas. This is the same
as what you have mentioned.