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Old 07-21-2009, 01:47 PM
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My image looks great on my PC but washed out once uploaded to the web!

If your image looks great on your pc but pale/washed out once uploaded to the web, it's most likely that you've used adobeRGB color profile.

There's been a lot of discussions on sRGB vs adobeRGB so if you wish to know more about these, pls use the Search function to look for them, or just Google

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tut...obeRGB1998.htm

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/adobe-rgb.htm

Example #1:

hover srgb.jpghover aRGB.jpg

Example #2:
butterfly sRGB.jpgbutterfly aRGB.jpg


If you use ACR, make sure you set the color profile to sRGB (red arrow)
acr color profile.jpg

If you use DPP or Capture NX, make sure you set the color profile in your camera to sRGB. It does not matter though if you shoot in RAW and use ACR for your RAW conversion as ACR will ignore your in-camera settings.

Disclaimer: If you're using Firefox3.5 or Safari on a Mac most likely you won't have any problems as both color profiles will display properly. However, you should still convert your images to sRGB though because majority of the viewers can only view sRGB correctly.

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Old 07-21-2009, 04:48 PM
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Example #3
_GAZ5192_RAWx800sRGB.jpg_GAZ5192_RAWx800aRGB.jpg

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Old 07-21-2009, 06:14 PM
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thanks OM and ST...its very very useful...
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no wonder. Finally my a question that bugs me for a very long, long time answered. Thx OM n ST =)
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wah,, nice OM.. thansk
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Yikes, after upgrading to Firefox 3.5, most of my extension are rendered unusable, especially the exif viewer. Hopefully my favourite extensions are quickly updated.

From now onwards, I'm more partial towards viewing aRGB photos view Firefox 3.5. It's slightly noticeable; aRGB colours are slightly richer compared with sRGB colours.
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thanks for the tips....
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in lightroom, it was recommended prophotoRGB, (what's that?)
also, it states SRGB cannot encompass full range of color in lightroom. Does that mean my editing color will be off?
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in lightroom, it was recommended prophotoRGB, (what's that?)
also, it states SRGB cannot encompass full range of color in lightroom. Does that mean my editing color will be off?
If you don't know, just stick to sRGB, if you are shooting RAW it doesn't matter anyway.

And if you are uploading to web, just use sRGB to avoid any display issues.
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