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    Default Any expert can advice on Color Profile issue

    Hi,

    I shoot in sRGB and my working space in PS-CS2 is sRGB.

    Previously, when i view the pix using Window Viewer (w/o color manage) or open the picture in PS side-by-side,
    there is no significant different.

    After i replaced my LCD monitor to an ips panel,
    all original pix and my PS edited pix looks fine using non-color manage software.
    But when i load any pix (with sRGB) into PS now, they all look funny.

    Any advise appreciated...Thx.

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    Default Re: Any expert can advice on Color Profile issue

    "funny" in what sense? saturation? colour shift? darker or lighter?

    can't give even an educated guess with info so far but, just a wild swing off the bat, make sure soft proof is off in photoshop... may sometimes be accidentally activated...

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    Default Re: Any expert can advice on Color Profile issue

    Have you profiled the new screen and removed all previous colour profiles from the system?
    EOS

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    Default Re: Any expert can advice on Color Profile issue

    Quote Originally Posted by redwine View Post
    After i replaced my LCD monitor to an ips panel,
    all original pix and my PS edited pix looks fine using non-color manage software.
    But when i load any pix (with sRGB) into PS now, they all look funny.

    Any advise appreciated...Thx.
    using same CPU?

    did you make any changes to "color settings" in PS2?

    do you still have the lcd monitor, does it exhibit the same problem now?

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    Default Re: Any expert can advice on Color Profile issue

    Hi Guys,

    Thank for all the inputs.
    I 'think' i solved the issue.

    Firstly, the funny color refer to color shift (i suppose).
    Its has very obvious yellow tint on some part of the skin tone, esp near to the shadow.

    I changed the WinXP OS Color Management from Dell 2209WA to sRGB.
    I believe the profile was install when i install the new monitor driver.

    Not sure if this is the correct way to resolve the issue,
    though i have no intention to move beyond sRGB.

    Do have 1 question,
    For a same picture without any profile and the same picture with sRGB profile,
    Am i right to say both should look the same when view using non-color manage software or view using PS with sRGB working space ?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Any expert can advice on Color Profile issue

    The color profile that came with the monitor may not be accurate.
    The picture viewer that come with Windows XP doesn't support monitor profile, it does look at image file profile though.

    Two ways - get a hardware to calibrate and profile your monitor. Use photoshop to edit, Fast Picture Viewer to view, and Firefox 3+ to browse online (with gfx.color_management.mode set to 1) - this way, you get a consistently managed environment. Or you can ditch all management efforst (as now), and get consistently unmanaged environment.

    2209WA's gamut is not much wider than sRGB so if you have problem going the first route, the second is still acceptable.

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    Default Re: Any expert can advice on Color Profile issue

    Quote Originally Posted by redwine View Post
    I changed the WinXP OS Color Management from Dell 2209WA to sRGB.
    I believe the profile was install when i install the new monitor driver.
    This is nothing what people call 'colour profile' and what you need here for proper image editing. Throw it, delete it. Get a calibration device, create the necessary profile file and load it. And maybe more of your pictures will need some readjustments
    The OS and the standard 'drivers' supplied with a normal LCD screen are not able to manage colours in any way that is accurate enough for editing. It always requires a third device to access the specifics of your system.
    EOS

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    Default Re: Any expert can advice on Color Profile issue

    Thanks,
    i'm going with the consistently unmanaged environment.
    Guess not ready to go into manage mode.

    Re-adjusting all my pix scare me off

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    Default Re: Any expert can advice on Color Profile issue

    Please learn about color management asap. it's as important as knowing about aperture and shutter speed. You do not want to discover that all your pictures have a weird color cast 3 years later.
    sigh.

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