7 Replies Latest reply on Jun 10, 2017 12:46 AM by D Fosse

    Make photoshop output monitor RGB automatically

    danielocdh Level 1

      I'm testing with Photoshop 2017.1.1 on windows 10

       

      I pick a single point with the Eyedropper Tool, I open the color in the color picker photoshop tells me the color is #ff9b00, I take a screenshot (print scr) or use a screen color picker, any other program tells me the color is actually #ff9a2d

       

      I have solved this by going to view->proof setup->monitor rgb

       

      Now I need this to be automatically done for any document I open, is this possible? how exactly?

       

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: Make photoshop output monitor RGB automatically
          davescm Adobe Community Professional

          Hi

           

          Color #ff9b00 means absolutely nothing as does color #ff9a2d.

          They are just hex numbers and only represent an actual colour when put in the context of a colour space.

           

          So #ff9b00 in your working color space (e.g. sRGB)  can be the same color as #ff9a2d in your monitor space.

          Similarly, the same numbers in two different color spaces (e.g SRGB and Adobe RGB) will represent different colors.

           

          Quoting the number in a monitor space will only represent that color with your particular monitor profile, Use it on mine it will look different.

          Stick with the sRGB color space number (or whatever working space you are using) as that can be transported to represented the same colour on another persons system - provided they are also using the same working space.


          If you are going to quote a hex number for anyone else to use (or have been quoted a hex number) always find out the color space to which it refers - otherwise it means nothing.

           

          I hope that makes sense.

           

          Dave

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          • 2. Re: Make photoshop output monitor RGB automatically
            D Fosse Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            +1

             

            With screenshots, assign your monitor profile, the convert to the standard color space you're using (sRGB or other).

             

            Then they will match.

            • 3. Re: Make photoshop output monitor RGB automatically
              danielocdh Level 1

              Then the correct option probably is proof setup->"internet standar rgb (srgb)", maybe it just happens that the proof setup profile for my monitor is matching srgb.

              My problem was that photoshop was not outputting #ff9b00 but #ff9a2d when I take a screenshot and I read the color with any application, let's say paint. I have solved this already by changing proof setup options. The question more specifically was how to enable color proof automatically for every document I open.

              • 4. Re: Make photoshop output monitor RGB automatically
                danielocdh Level 1

                The main idea is that the color photoshop is telling me on the eyedropper, translates to the exact same color when I take a screenshot and read that color with any program, for example paint. I solved this by enabling proof setup. The question more specifically was how to enable color proof automatically for every document I open.

                • 5. Re: Make photoshop output monitor RGB automatically
                  Ronald Keller Level 4

                  Make an action and then use scripts events manager to play the action on every document you open. (give the proof a name to avoid the dialog).

                  BTW this does not work when using the recent files, only the regular Open or New command. ( I assume it's a bug which prevents script events to run when using the recent files command).

                  • 6. Re: Make photoshop output monitor RGB automatically
                    danielocdh Level 1

                    Kinda weird that has to be done like that but it works I guess, thank you.

                    • 7. Re: Make photoshop output monitor RGB automatically
                      D Fosse Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                      There is a way to disable Photoshop's display color management on a permanent basis - if that's what you want.

                       

                      All you need to do is make sure document profile and monitor profile are one and the same. In principle it doesn't matter which one, as long as they're identical - but for reasonable consistency outside your own closed-loop system you'll want to use sRGB.

                       

                      The point is that if the two profiles are identical, the conversion yields no change. That's known as a "null transform", and that also happens to be the definition of no color management. No change, the data are passed right through.

                       

                      This way, Photoshop and MS Paint will display identically down to the last number. They have to. With the usual caveat: there's no way to ever know what it will look like outside your own four walls.

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