When I drag a photo into photoshop, the skin tone changes.

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Jun 09, 2022 Jun 09, 2022

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I have dragged several photos in Photoshop and I have noticed that the skin tone changes color. That is, the skins seem a little more tanned. Is there a way to prevent the skin tones from changing?
I'm talking about all kinds of images. From photos downloaded to the computer to photos taken with the phone.
Do I have to configure something?

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Jun 09, 2022 Jun 09, 2022

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Hi you should match your color mode or color embedded profiles then this does not happen...regards

Ali Sajjad / Graphic Design Trainer / Freelancer / Adobe Certified Professional

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Jun 09, 2022 Jun 09, 2022

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When you see colors change, it's because one of the files is untagged - it doesn't have an embedded color profile (sRGB, Adobe RGB etc).

 

The profiles don't need to match (incoming profile will be converted to base document profile) - but they need to be there.

 

You should never work with untagged images. Always make sure the profile is embedded when you save. If you get untagged images from outside, you need to assign a profile.

 

Since there's usually no way to know which profile is the correct one, you just have to pick the one that looks right. That's usually sRGB from the web, but from phones it can also be Image P3.

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Jun 09, 2022 Jun 09, 2022

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Please set the Status Bar to »Document Profile« and post meaningful screenshots. 

What are the Edit > Color Settings? 

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Jun 13, 2022 Jun 13, 2022

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Yep, as D. Fosse wrote, you may have a lack of embedded ICC profiles. If so, you'll need to "assign profile" in Photoshop[perhaps sRGB if it’s a phone image or one taken from the internet - then be sure to check "embed" profile on saving. ]

ICC profiles are used to communicate the intended (visually referenced) colour meaning of the RGB pixel values. 

It's worth mentioning that Photoshop, used with a decent display [which has been calibrated and has an accurate ICC profile] is the industry standard ACCURATE way to view images.

Dragging from other applications (such as the almost entirely non-colour managed Windows Photos) will almost inevitably change image appearance.

Think of Photoshop as the reference for appearance. 

 

I hope this helps
neil barstow, colourmanagement net :: adobe forum volunteer:: co-author: 'getting colour right'
google me "neil barstow colourmanagement" for lots of free articles on colour management

 

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Jun 13, 2022 Jun 13, 2022

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Windows Photos is now fully color managed and will always match Photoshop as long as there is an embedded profile.

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Jun 13, 2022 Jun 13, 2022

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Hurray! 

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Jun 13, 2022 Jun 13, 2022

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Yes, it should make life here a lot easier. One inconsistency removed.

 

I wonder what took them so long, because the old "Windows Picture Viewer" in Windows 7 was color managed for years prior the new "Photos" app..

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Jun 16, 2022 Jun 16, 2022

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Hey D. Fosse, does that apply to earlier versions of Windows or just the version of Photos installed with W11?

 

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Jun 16, 2022 Jun 16, 2022

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The application "Photos" is now color managed. It doesn't matter which OS, 10 or 11.

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Jun 13, 2022 Jun 13, 2022

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Please explain what you are comparing to. Are you dragging files into or draggin them around inphotoshop and comparing them to being open in another software?

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