A photoshop question, if someone could clarify the mess in my head, please… ?

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By Oliver (AKA the Admin) on 5 comments
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Hi there, this post is a Photoshop assistance request, I’m sorry but you won’t find hentai materials inside ;)

I’m a bit troubled with Photoshop’s options, if you’re competent in this matter, I’d appreciate a clarification in a comment, if you can, please ? :)

Simply said, in Photoshop CS5,
– I don’t know how I should see my pictures
– I don’t know what other people will see after I saved my pictures

Wait a bit, I’ll explain ;)

My monitor has a calibrated color profile, and I suspect it’s the reason of a display discrepancy. Well, maybe not, but it’s my guess.
When I open a picture (grayscale, I didn’t check with color pics), I can view it in two different ways, one dark, one light.
I can chose
View > Proof Setup > Internet Standard RGB (sRGB)
View > Proof Setup > Monitor RGB (and then the picture is darker on my screen)

And, to make things worse, I have strictly no idea which of these versions will be seen by other persons once I’ve uploaded the picture to the internet !

That’s a problem, when adjusting levels, I reach true black rather easily with Monitor RGB, but I have to push cursors way farther when I’m in sRGB… Either I’m creating pictures too light, or I’m creating ugly dark pictures… >_<

You see the kind of mess I’m in ?

So please, if “you” know what’s right or wrong with all this, I’ll be grateful if you can drop a comment to solve it all :)

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13 years ago

I'm a Fine art photographer.. the problem is that everyone monitor is off since it was never calibrated the same overall. If you use the color sampler tool or the eyedropper tool then you can see the true color in the file and that can be a base line… You could use a calibration tool like Pantone Huey or just go get a color chart from a camera store and photograph or scan and see if the color are wrong on screen and photoshop setting and just correct them in shop.. http://exphose.com/tm.aspx?m=5&mpage=1&ke

sRGB is a good thing for web and personal saving because it can be read by all programs and computers plus photo finishing shops since abode RGB is for mainstream apps like photoshop, art and photography plus adobe rgb has a bigger Platte of color to choose from and most web viewers and image program can recuperate. Unless the montor is just dying or setting is just junk then no one would notice it's off. You can try looking it on another computer or get a photo printed on the proof file your using and see.

13 years ago

It's nothing to be too concerned about.
Proof Setup simply simulates how a picture looks in other colour spaces and devices. Not everyone will have the same equipment so you probably can't appease everyone.

Anyways, sRGB is the standard when it comes to digital images, printing, Internet, etc. so I recommend that you view it in that one when working.

13 years ago

With photoshop or other design programs, there’s always the same problem…as far as I know there’s no right or wrong with the color profiles, printing colors, web colors, etc. Because everyone is going to see the picture different according to their settings, hardware and programs. The best thing to do is to try and use the most common system or color profile, which I think in this case is sRGB, and then adjust the picture to a suitable color and contrast range.
Check with the eyedropper, and the color picker, the pixels in the zones that should be all black ( r=0 g=0 b=0 )… and then check the surrounding pixels and see if you have gone too far with the contrast.

13 years ago

It's your monitor. It's calibrated to a level where when seen by people with (lower quality) they lose alot. My advice is don't worry. It will appear diffirent either way I'd go with the one that get's a better true black.

Also another suggestion is look from the side of your monitor. If you cannot make out the details it's to dark. ^^ And So you feel better that you're not the only one to have this problem. I did A BUNCH >.<

13 years ago

And even with standardized colour-proofing, no one will see digital art at the exact same. If it displayed on monitor, it will depend on monitor's type+quality. If printed, depends on printer's ink/quality. And of course every human eye is different in reception of lights. Some has color blind, some with various disorder and disease. So as everybody said above, never to worry about it.
Sorry if my english is bad.