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No matter what I do to assign the sRGB profile and embed it into my project, when I export it in any format, it saves overly bright. I choose to embed sRGB.

I am in 8 bit mode and a Macbook pro in Catalina.

 

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Image saving very bright

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No matter what I do to assign the sRGB profile and embed it into my project, when I export it in any format, it saves overly bright. I choose to embed sRGB.

I am in 8 bit mode and a Macbook pro in Catalina.

 

Thank you,

Mark

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

 

Are the image appearing differently when opened in Photoshop ot in some non-color-managed application? 

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The images appars the same both in Photoshop, Apple Preview as well as posting on HTML.

Screen Shot 2020-10-03 at 4.50.18 AM.pngScreen Shot 2020-10-03 at 4.52.10 AM.pngScreen Shot 2020-10-03 at 4.53.24 AM.png

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You write "assign"

"Assign Profile" is a command in Photoshop that causes a lot of confusion.

"Assign Profile" should only very rarely be used - for example when opening an image without any ICC profile embedded. [and even then its risky, because deciding which profile to assign is hard unless you know the originator's intention on appearance. Each assigned profile will alter the image appearance.

 

An original created in Photoshop is made within a specific colourspace, e.g. sRGB / Adobe RGB

 

If you need that image [or whatever] file to be in a different colourspace (as defined by it's ICC profile tag) then you must CONVERT to that colourspace, e.g. an AdobeRGB file may be converted to sRGB and saved out (with sRGB profile embedded) for web use.  

 

If you have an sRGB image open in Photoshop, save and reopen then the appearance should be unchanged, are you meaning that is what is happening?

It can appear different in a web browser, for sure. Some web browsers need to bne set prperly to use colour management (i.e. to read icc profiles and use them for display).

 

I hope this helps

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neil barstow, colourmanagement.net :: adobe forum volunteer
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I am saving and reopening - and the image fades and appear much brighter or just faded within photoshop on import, yes that's correct.

Ive been resorting to just taking a Mac screenshot of the image which retains the exact look, even on the web. Im

assuming that resets the colors to an approximation.

 

My main concern was that it should appear correctly on my Macbook in Preview. That would be the first step. Usually if it appears correctly there - I'm good to go.

 

I'll check the original ICC Profile. I'm pretty sure I started the project in sRGB. I'll turn off any color Assignment too but I've actually already tried that and it's still exporting very faded like you see in the third picture.

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The third picture is not Photoshop. Only use Photoshop to recheck colours, as many apps do not show correct colours.

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Ok now the export is coming into photoshop correctly. I also defaulted the Photoshop preferences.
That's a success, but still Preview is previewing the image as faded. BUT, this doesn't happen with other background pictures though.

I noticed on Get Info of my background photo that you see here, that it has a color space set to SRGB. The other pictures that work corectly in Preview I tired do not have that color space set. So for some reason this pictrure that I imported is causing the problem.

Did I not prepare it correctly for photoshop?

 

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The original image is a TIFF and it's set to Color Managed sRGB...

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I don't think this has anything to do with color profiles.

 

I think it's because you're not viewing at 100%, so you get a misleading preview.

 

This whole image seems to be made up of thin lines and hatching. To represent that correctly on screen, you need to see it at 100%, which maps one image pixel to exactly one screen pixel. Otherwise you get softening and blurring of the thin lines, which introduces intermediate values that aren't there in the full original data.

 

All adjustment and blending previews are calculated on the basis of the on-screen image. If this is softened and blurred, the preview is misleading. The final result is correct. The preview is wrong.

 

If you compare all of these at 100%, I'm pretty sure they will be absolutely identical.

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My main goal is to present it on the web. Maybe because its a TIFF image. Should I convert it to something else to prep it for Web safe export?

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I tested bringing in the photo raw from the original photo and then saving it and it is soming up exactly the same on the web. After some testing, I am guessing this is from the extra layering in Layers that's going on. Do I need to merge?

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