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Why Is there Colour Difference On Image in Photoshop vs Saving As A PDF?

New Here ,
Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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Hi

I am new to Ps but I have discovered that after editing a scanned piece of my art, the printed image colour was vastly different to that shown on my laptop.

However, when I saved it as a PDF, then printed it, the colours were pretty spot on.

I wondered why this would be the case?

Any advice would be appreciated, thanks 

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Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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What is the image’s Color Space (please don’t say »RGB« or »CMYK«)? 

What were the print settings when printing it directly? 

What were the pdf settings when creating the pdf and the print settings when printing the pdf? 

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Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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Read up on the topic of color management 

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Mar 26, 2021 Mar 26, 2021

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Color Management is an important topic, and perhaps the following link will help. Please let us know if you have questions about the material.

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

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Nov 15, 2022 Nov 15, 2022

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Colour management can seem complex, but is a gift to image makers once understood. 

The monitor display system needs an accurate ICC profile, as does the output system (printer?).

Having a good ICC profile for scanner or camera can help a lot too. 

That way an accurate ICC to ICC conversion can be made when printing - preserving image appearance within the gamut limitations of the output device.

 

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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