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Colors are wrong after being exported from After Effects

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Dec 28, 2022 Dec 28, 2022

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I have made some pictures and animations for a visual identity, but unfortunately the colors are not always the same.

The still images are made with InDesign and animations with AfterEffects.

The green-ish color has the same RGB value (R171 G172 B137) and both exported with sRGB profile. Nonetheless the colors do not match when exported. This image is from an Instagram-post. The left is a jpeg-picture and the right an mp4.-animation.

Any ideas as to what I am doing wrong, or how I can make the colors stay the same when exported?

 

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LEGEND ,
Dec 28, 2022 Dec 28, 2022

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None of what you describe indicates any actual use of color management and that is ultimately the point. No CM, no matching colors and the crux of it is that you have to go the full mile including monitor calibration, syncing profiles, using that same proof previews. That aside of course any online service will recompress images and videos, potentially messing up your meticulous work, so there's that as well. This is something that can never be achieved 100% and you have to live with it.

 

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Can you elaborate on this?

Isn't using the working space "sRGB IEC..." Color Management?

In Project Settings -> Color it says “Color Management is on. To turn if off, set Working Space to none” when sRGB is chosen as working space.

I know uploading to sites like IG is gonna change the colors too, but I just think it should be possible to get them closer to each other than what you see at the picture above.

In my head using the same working space and rgb-values when exporting should give me (at least close to) the same colors when looking at the colors next to each other on the same screen.

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Not how CM works. Arbitrarily setting profiles does nothing and it doesn't account for differences in specific media and devices such as your monitor's limited gamut or for that matter compressed CoDecs in the realm of video also reducing color fidelity. In simple words: an sRGB profile not viewed with you monitor profile as the proof target still may show you a wrong color. Thus having proper calibration or setting a standard factory color profile across all apps (proof preview in PS, composition preview in AE) would be the minimum. Anyway, there's entire thick books on the subject so start here:

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/understanding-color-management.html

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/color-management.html

 

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