Update on my situation.
I changed three things, and my color problems appear to be fixed...
(1) Changed the default ACR profile back to ACR 4.4, it somehow got changed to something else...?
(2)unchecked "Desaturate monitor colors by..." in the advanced color settings box. I have no idea how it got checked in the first place...
(3) re-calibrated my monitor to 6500K instead of 5500k.
I never changed these settings,so I have no idea how they got changed, but these changes resolved my issues
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I am having this same problem after upgrading from CS3.
Images in Bridge look fine, but they drastically change when you open them in CS4.
CS4 images are darker, have more contrast, and have a definite red cast to them.
From the camera I import into LR 2.2 and convert to DNG, make my adjustments, then open in CS4 and save as PSD. CS4 converts the final images to jpeg level 10 for submission to the lab (WHCC).
The last two sets of images from the lab went right into the trash. All were too dark, contrasty, and have bad red cast, even though I ended up making the image look okay on the monitor.
I'm using softproofing with WHCC's ICC profile.
I'm using Vista, single monitor, and Canon 5D.
I have never experienced this type of color mis-match problem before.
I'm going to re-process the images in CS3 and resubmit to WHCC and see if that corrects the problem.
The prints are even darker, more contrasty, and redder than what is on the screen.
There is something going on in CS4.
Any and all help would be appreciated.
I count on these images to come back the way they look on the monitor.
I calibrate the monitor weekly, and use Adobe RGB 1998 as my color space.
All settings are the same between CS3 and CS4. They just look and print differently in CS4.
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