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Color shift on image when exporting PNG>Smaller File (8-Bit)

Community Beginner ,
Aug 17, 2021 Aug 17, 2021

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Anyone having issues with image quality when right clicking on layer and exporting as PNG>Smaller File (8-Bit)? With the latest update, the image quality changes drastically and makes it unusable. Never had an issue with this before. 

Software - Photoshop 22.5.0
OS - macOS Big Sure Version 11.5.2

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To be clear, you see this color difference IN Photoshop or another application after saving? 

Author “Color Management for Photographers" & "Photoshop CC Color Management" (pluralsight.com)

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I see it in the preview when saving and then it looks even worse when exported. Mostly noticeable on skin tones. 

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Need to see a screen capture of the settings/preview. And after export, you are reopening in Photoshop or something else?

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Not a problem. Please see attached files of the export in the standard settings vs 8bit settings. After the export, I'm reopening in preview and in photoshop and both are displaying the same result. I know there's compression with 8-bit, but to my knowledge it's never been as bad as this. Thanks for your help.

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Well your first problem is NOT embedding sRGB as seen in the third screen capture. 

Author “Color Management for Photographers" & "Photoshop CC Color Management" (pluralsight.com)

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Unfortunately tried the export checking/unchecking embedding sRGB and still got the same results

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Well keep the setting on. 

Next, if possible, upload one original and one finished PNG/JPEG so we can test  on our end. 

Edit: does this happen with all documents, even flattened ones? 

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It seems Export is going from bad to worse in terms of color management. There's definitely something wrong here, but I can't quite figure out the pattern yet.

 

It now shows the image without color management at all, when "convert to sRGB" is checked. It doesn't seem to matter whether the original is sRGB or Adobe RGB or whatever. Uncheck "convert", and it displays correctly (or so it seems).

 

This makes absolutely zero sense and I need to look more closely at this.

 

Use Save For Web instead of Export for now. That's what I've been doing the whole time. SFW still works correctly and reliably. There's always been something wrong with Export's color management (but this was a new one).

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@ryanb68870300 wrote:

After the export, I'm reopening in preview and in photoshop and both are displaying the same result.


And you've got a wide gamut display on that Mac? There you go if so; gotta embed that sRGB profile. 

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