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forgot to say, I am running windows xp
> I have saved the files as jpg's but........ there is a huge colour shift. They look terrible.
How do they look if you save them as psd's?
the jpg's look fine in cs2. they are the correct colour.
same with psd's. they look ok as well.
Can anyone else help me with this problem please.
is there something I am missing??
Do I have to make a change in cs2 so there is not a colour shift between bridge and the saved jpg file???
Where do you see the jpeg with a color shift?in explorer?
It might be due to the fact that the viewing program is not color managed. Converting the jpeg to sRGB should alleviate most of the issues.
You are saying that your jpegs (derived from editing DNG's converted from your RAW files because your RAW files aren't recognized in CS2) look off in Bridge.
This thread I started and didn't get answered will show you how my jpegs look in the Bridge version stated:
My question was answered over in the Macintosh Photoshop forum which stated that this version of Bridge has color management broken and uses some other method of rendering the preview that only the Adobe engineers can only explain.
The only fix is to upgrade to CS3 to get the newer version of Bridge that has color management fixed for viewing jpegs.
I am viewing the jpg's with windows picture and fax viewer.
Is there another program that does open the files in a colour managed way??
it looks like i may have to upgrade to cs3 or 4??
It is most annoying because when I open the images in cs2 they look perfect.
Thanks for your help. Most appreciated. :-)
Updating to CS3 or 4 won't change the fact that Pictures and Fax viewer is not color managed. What color mode do you export the JPEGs with?
Here's a suggestion that shows it's not color management but Bridge's own internal color rendering system.
Compare the two previews of the same jpeg side by side viewed both in Bridge and CS2. Assign your monitor profile to your jpeg in CS2. If the preview looks the same as the messed up one in Bridge then Bridge's color management system is rendering the preview through the system's video card basically turning off CM. If the preview in CS2 still looks different from Bridge assigning your monitor profile, then Bridge is using its own internal color rendering system Adobe engineers can only explain.
In my case Bridge is using its own internal color rendering system.
OK.... just looking in the colour settings and as follows.
working space... adobe RGB 1998
colour management policies.. RGB. preserve embedded files
cmyk and grey are off.
conversion options.. adobe (ace)
intent ...relative colorimatic
icc profile : adobe RGB 1998
So if I purchase cs4 these colour shifts between bridge, photoshop and a jpg saved in a file will end??
Can you suggest a viewing program that is colour managed.
I hope that all this makes sense. I am not a 'tec' person.
just gone into bridge and looked at camera raw preferences. version 3.6
DNG file handling....
would having .... UPDATE embedded jpg previews..... help???
(have it ticked on) and at FULL SIZE
You already have a color managed app. It's CS2. As long as you honor the color profile of your jpegs when opening in CS2, that preview is the one to trust.
Upgrading to either CS3 or CS4 will give you a version of Bridge that will preview your jpegs correctly and the same as CS2, CS3 and CS4.
I've tried updating DNG jpeg previews. It didn't work for me, but you can always try it on your system. I doubt it will work.
What do you do with your images?
If you only export to the web, switching to sRGB will help reduce the difference of rendering in a non-color managed application
A viewing program that is color managed? Bridge CS2!
I'm trying to figure out the same thing. As far i discovered that Photoshop as default display images without any proofing. Fax viewer in windows is color managed (at least in theory). That's why adobe created sRGB (for viewing on screen).
Try to turn on proof colors (ctrl + y) and set it to monitor RGB. This will show you your terrible jpg's in PS.
Saved jpg's in PS looks brighter, but less vivid.
RAW (converted or not) files saved as jpg's look far worse (terrible, as you said) in windows fax viewer, but I don't know why. Try to compare it, shooting RAW + jpg. Jpg's looks ok (better in bridge), RAWs looks ok in PS, but after saveing them as jpgs... (without proofing) they are so bad! RAW are great, but sometimes it's pointless to shoot in RAWs, becaouse you will have a lot of work to develop good settings. This drives me crazy , when jpg from camera looks better than RAW file (no correction).
You can show bad jpgs as good jpgs in web using photoshop express gallery (I gues it uses same engine as PS and Bridge)
You can do your photo editing in whatever color space you prefer. But when it finally comes time to print an image or display it on the web or on "standard" applications, you will get your best results if you create a copy after you have "converted" it to sRGB. Be sure to use convert to profile rather than assign profile.