Hi everyone, I'm having a mini colour crisis here as my normal workflow seems to work sometimes and not others. For example, yesterday with this beauty shot I noticed it was very saturated on the web, despite doing everything I normally do. My Photoshop settings are set to the standard setup which all colour guides recommend, and my screen is calibrated (though the fact that I am having colour issues on the same monitor would seem to rule out any monitor variation from the equation).
Ok, here is a file in Photoshop, in Adobe RGB colour space, on the left. I used 'save for web' including the convert to sRGB option and 'embed profile', and opened that in Safari in the background (a colour-managed browser). Here you can see the two together on the same screen:
(btw, it looks the same in Firefox with colour management switched on).
Any idea what's going on? I need to really desaturate the Phtooshop file to make it look good in the browser. What is even weirder is that I have always had very consistent results going from Photoshop to my print shop (using a large format Epson - excellent printer btw).
So I seem to need two different versions of the file. One for AdobeRGB printing, and another desaturated version for conversion to web.
Another puzzling thing is why the 'save for web' window looks like this, with very different saturations in the 2 windows:
To make things worse, this seems to happen with some images and not others. Oh btw, it doesn't help if I convert to sRGB in Photoshop outside the 'save for web' function first.