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Color changes after export in PDF

Community Beginner ,
Sep 16, 2022 Sep 16, 2022

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Hello everyone,

thank you in advance for your time and your help.

I have looked in the forum previous answers and i was able to get a little better results for the exportation, but in the end, even though the color is similar is not exactly the one i choose.

 

As i said, I have already changed on InDesign from CMYK to RGB since i need it only in digital format.

 

I also tried several types of export:

1) export (print) - no good

2) export (interactive) - no good

3) export in .jpeg - very good (exactly the same color) but when i then join together all the images with adobe acrobat DC, the turn again color as the same of the exportation in .pdf format.

 

The color code is this one: eb601d (also sometimes change alone in other colors code)

 

If a solution to keep the this color in .pdf format is not achievable i will try to change the color and do some tests until it remains the same in both indesign and .pdf exportation, but i hope not to change since it's a color that really fit well in the composition.

thank you very much in advance and sorry for my english!COLOR REF.jpg

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Community Expert , Sep 16, 2022 Sep 16, 2022

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Community Beginner , Sep 17, 2022 Sep 17, 2022

Yes, i did a copy of the file with the same exact properties, i share with you my situation. Thanks for the patience.

wetransfer link, since i can't upload pdf (i'm super new here): https://we.tl/t-psJ5dRGVi1

 

DIFFERENCE.jpgTEST INDD.jpg

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Community Expert , Sep 17, 2022 Sep 17, 2022

I’m not seeing any difference between InDesign and Acrobat—both colors are profiled sRGB with the same RGB values. In your capture it looks like you are viewing an exported JPEG in some third party app that has no color management—I would say its preview is wrong. Try viewing the JPEG in Photoshop, it is also showing the correct values and preview.

 

Here is ID on the left, Acrobat center, and Photoshop right. Multiply the Acrobat RGB values by 256 to get InDesign’s 8-bit values:

 

Screen Shot 40.png

 

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Sep 16, 2022 Sep 16, 2022

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As i said, I have already changed on InDesign from CMYK to RGB since i need it only in digital format.

 

Hi @Diego26157622gugw , InDesign documents do not have a single document color mode, you can always mix CMYK, RGB, and Lab colors on the same page even when the document Intent is set to Web or Mobile, or the Transparency Blend Space is set to RGB.

 

In your screen capture of the Color Picker you are making a CMYK Swatch or Color, see the Add CMYK Swatch (Aggiungi Camione CMYK) button, so the #eb601d RGB HEX value is about to be converted to CMYK.

 

In order to create an RGB/HEX Swatch or Color put your cursor in one of the R, G, or B fields (just selecting the Radio button doesn’t work), and click OK or Add RGB Swatch:

 

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Thank you very much for the fast feedback.

I don't get why the result is the same as before, the indesign preview is different from the .pdf export, while the .jpg export work and gives the right same result of the indesign preview. I also tried to do it in a new file, and the result is the same.

I really don't understand what i'm doing wrong 😞

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jpg sample.jpgpdf sample.jpg

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Sep 17, 2022 Sep 17, 2022

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Thank you very much again.

I changed also the exportation properties but nothing happened.

The result was a very bright orange, while the result i want to achieve is this one following

jpg sample.jpg

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What is the document color profile?

what is the PDF color profile?

 

RGB and CMYK are color modes, not profiles. 

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Thank you for your time.

Following Adobe Acrobat DC properties (the third one in english is color management since I also saw different YT videos saying to try to make but I didn't know what to change exactly for my case),

Last one is the Indesign space in RGB. A

1.jpg2.jpg3.jpg4 - InDesign.jpg

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The color swatch

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Did you export using the PDF/X-4 preset? See my last post

 

Also does the InDesign document have an RGB profile assigned? Edit>Assign Profiles...

 

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Your problem is, you confuse color mode, color space and color pofile.

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Can you share the PDF with the wrong color appearance? 

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Yes, i did a copy of the file with the same exact properties, i share with you my situation. Thanks for the patience.

wetransfer link, since i can't upload pdf (i'm super new here): https://we.tl/t-psJ5dRGVi1

 

DIFFERENCE.jpgTEST INDD.jpg

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I’m not seeing any difference between InDesign and Acrobat—both colors are profiled sRGB with the same RGB values. In your capture it looks like you are viewing an exported JPEG in some third party app that has no color management—I would say its preview is wrong. Try viewing the JPEG in Photoshop, it is also showing the correct values and preview.

 

Here is ID on the left, Acrobat center, and Photoshop right. Multiply the Acrobat RGB values by 256 to get InDesign’s 8-bit values:

 

Screen Shot 40.png

 

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Thank you very much! I have learned a lot of thing about color management, and now it's solved!

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