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I just noticed a problem reproducing colors when opening files in Elements 13. See the examples above: the top file was downloaded directly from my SD card onto the (Mac) desktop. For the other one, I opened the downloaded photo in Elements and saved it, without any modifications, right back to the desktop. I get the same result whether or not I go through Camera Raw. In the first photo, the petals on the flower on the left have a rich, silky pink color, where in the other photo the overall look is more "bland" and somewhat washed out. Zooming up helps to see the difference. I have chosen "no color management" under color settings, because this gives the closest result to the original. Still, this is unsatisfactory. What settings do I need to change?
After posting these photos, I see that the differences don't really show up in this post. You'll have to take my word for it.
Under PSE color settings I have mine set to optimize for computer screens.
Under printer properties, I checked "Printer manages Colors".
If color fidelity remains an issue for you, you may be well advised to calibrate your monitor. There are several devices available for this purpose.
I did go back and retry "optimize for printers" in PSE and it did improve! I haven't tried printing the result yet, but I'll look into the "Printer manages Colors" option as well. Thanks for the response!!
I guess that I did not make myself clear. In Editor>Edit menu>Color settings, check "Always optimize colors for computer screens."
Next, go to File>print>more options>color management tab. In the drop-down under color handling, select "printer manages colors."
Thanks for the clarification, but now all the color settings seem to be reproducing the image adequately. I don't know what is/was going on, but at the moment there isn't a problem.
You're welcome. Glad to help.