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>Is there a better way?
Yes, convert to sRGB first and do NOT proof monitor RGB. You are correcting only for your own monitor. Nobody else has the same monitor so that is useless. The only display you can trust is color managed sRGB.
Thanks for the response. I was using Monitor RGB to see what my image would look like without a color profile (as it would in Flash or on the Web). If I'm not embedding the ICC profile in the JPG, won't Save for Web/Monitor RGB show me what the file will look like in a browser?
EDIT: When I embed the color profile, the image looks fine in Safari, but the profile is not retained in Firefox or in my Flash movies.
Have you enabled color management in Firefox 3.x? It's off by default. You have to go into the guts of the program (by typing about:config in the address bar and hitting return, then looking for and enabling gfx.color_management.enabled;true).
Also, the latest version of Flash is color managed.
Also note that the .swf file has to be specifically programmed to enable color management. Having a properly configured browser is not enough.
>If I'm not embedding the ICC profile in the JPG, won't Save for Web/Monitor RGB show me what the file will look like in a browser?
No, it will only show you what it looks like on your monitor in an unmanaged app. It will not show you what it will look like on other people's monitors. sRGB was designed to resemble an average monitor, so if you want to know what your image will look like on average on other people's monitors in unmanaged apps/browsers/flash, you need to look at a sRGB version in a managed app. Otherwise you're just targeting your specific monitor and actually causing a bigger difference on other people's monitors because of it.
> Eric Chan - 5:50am Feb 17, 09 PST (#4 of 5)
> Camera Raw Engineer
> Also note that the .swf file has to be specifically programmed to enable color management. Having a properly configured browser is not enough.
I am curious. I believe I saw a comment from John Nack saying that the team was working on enabling the Flash 10 color management flag for the Bridge-generated SWF files. Has this been accomplished yet? To the extent that you can comment, is it something we will likely see as an update before CS5?
Hi Dennis, I am not aware of that change having been made. Furthermore, I do not expect there to be any feature changes or additions until CS5.