Photoshop :: Washed Out Colors

Oct 21, 2008

I do a lot of digital art in PS. I noticed that when I convert my PSDs to JPGs, my colors get washed out (they get darker if the image is generally dark). I know that I lose quality during compression, but I've seen lots of JPGs that don't seem to suffer it as drastically. Is there some sort of setup that I can do before hand to make sure the colors in my PSD match that of my JPG more closely in the final result?


Photoshop :: CS2 Colors Washed Out In Program

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I've been using CS2 all morning, dragging and dropping images from Canon's Zoombrowser and doing minor editing. All of a sudden half an hour ago, images' colors became incorrect, much brighter and more washed out than they should be. I figure I must have hit a hotkey that changed something. I've checked through all settings I know of, and must be missing the correct one. Images are displayed correctly in other programs, including Imageready, and images that appear incorrect in PS that are resaved within PS also display correctly in other programs.

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Anybody know why a web design created in Photoshop in the sRGB workspace would appear washed out when viewed in a web browser? I have designed a new web site in Adobe CS4 Mac using the sRGB (IEC61966-2.1) workspace. When I save the images for the web, the colors look slightly, but consistently, washed out when I view them in my browser.

Even the background color appears washed out (which was reproduced in CSS using the #959fba hex value provided by Photoshop). The best information I could find on this subject via Google was the following article... [Hm, forum says I'm too new of a member to be allowed to post a link, but the article is titled "Tips for Managing Web Color in Photoshop" at]

...But I'm doing everything they recommend in that article, and yet #959fba still looks deeper and richer in Photoshop CS4 than it does in Firefox 3.0.6.

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Then I save to Finder so I can upload to dropbox or to website or burn to a DVD. Now when I save the image the thumbnail looks washed out, without color and looks horrible!!! I don't know if my photo files are corrupted or ? If I open the image in Photoshop or Bridge it looks fine. Things were working just fine, but not now.

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I'm new to photography but taking every chance I can to learn and slowly upgrade my tools.  I recently switched from a PC(CS3) to Macbook Pro(CS6).  Since doing so, I am having a huge problem. My photos show up exactly as I want them to on my Mac, in and out of Photoshop, but look washed out almost everywhere else, including the web, on PC's and in print(Shutterfly).  There are a few exceptions like facebook, but still not all of the photos show up the same quality as what I saw on my Mac.
I thought I did a good job of calibrating my Mac and I'm not doing anything different in PS, but I'm completely lost on what could be causing this.I can upload one of my jpg's so you can see what I'm seeing off my Mac if needed.

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This is the color it is supposed to be.

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Jul 29, 2009

I'm running photoshop CS3 in a macbook pro under windows xp, and I want to add color to something in my picture. I used "selective color" (Layer > adjustments > selective color) to add color to a whitish-looking robe that is worn by a character that I created in photoshop earlier, but even when I move the slider to +100 % the color is still too washed out (will add images later).I know from experience using Photoshop CS 3 in my old laptop (a HP Compaq Presario X6000 running windows XP)  that to get the depth of color I want in my character's robe, I shouldn't have to move the slider all the way to +100 %. Is there any way to fix this so I can get the same color depth I got when I used my old laptop?P.S. When I choose "selective color" a dialogue box comes up. I left the settings in this dialogue box as they are seen in the image, and clicked "ok".

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To begin with, I've read in various places that desaturating is not always the best way to change a colour photo to B&W, depending on the results you're after, and I'm thinking that perhaps this might be one of those times ?

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I have the full CS Suite 3 and my issue is with the Photoshop aspect. It has worked for me beautifully for many years and, unfortunately, has come into a problem recently. When I select a color using the eyedropper tool (sample size 3 by 3 Average) it selects the color. Then, upon attempting to paint that color, it uses a color that is washed out by comparison. It selects the right color but the paint brush (I'm using the standard, 27 pixel soft brush, normal mode, 100% opacity, 100% flow) will not paint that color. It looks like it's adding more white to it or adding a muddled grey color. I'm not amused with this at all.
I'm not certain whether it is my having accidentially hit something as to make this happen or if it is the program glitching. I uninstalled and reinstalled and, unfortunately, am still finding the problem. I will try uninstalling and reinstalling again (this time deleting all the preferences) to see if that may fix it. It does this with multiple images (all .psd files, multiple layers) so I know that it's not the single file being corrupt.

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