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    PS shows pics over saturated

    Photoshop is showing pictures about 30% more color saturated than IrfanView. Not doing anything to the pics yet, just opening them up.
    I messed with some settings but I'm totally lost and don't want to mess it up.

    Any ideas???
    I don't even know what to google to try and fix it.

    All I did was install PS and open a .jpg. I didn't change any settings or anything, it's running like this out of the box.
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    I experienced similar things where, when I exported a PSD (saved for web) it would lose a lot of color depth and didn’t look good at all anymore. It might be the RGB/CMYK settings but I haven’t really figured out what it was. What I just did was to flatten the image, saving it (still as PSD), and to open those PSDs in Fireworks and they looked alright there so I could export them.

    That’s probably not the best method but I’ve been out of Photoshop for too long and didn't know how to help myself. And I just had to install it because PSDs I got were crashing my Fireworks (worked after saving them again - probably because they were converted from Illustrator files)).

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    Solved!!

    Hello VIPStephan,
    It was the RGB settings but not where I thought -
    I had to specify BOTH Windows and PhotoShop to use the right colorspace.

    in Windows (I'm in Vista so this may be different for you):
    • goto Start/Control Panel/Color Management
    • make the sRGB Color Space Profile.icm default

    In PhotoShop:
    • goto Edit/Color Settings
    • under RGB select Adobe RGB (1998)



    Everything looks great now - PS and Irfan display images very close to the same and that's what I need. I use Irfan to view pictures because it's very fast, I use PS to edit them though and the 2 programs need to display the same for that to work.
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