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What happened to my colors!?
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I recently calibrated my MacBook Pro with a Spyder2 and everything seemed great. Today I postprocessed a few images, uploaded them, viewed them on a different computer (unprofiled) and they looked HORRIBLE! They were very oversaturated and colors were too yellow/red. I know you can't compare a profiled monitor with an unprofiled one, but the difference is extreme - how can I show people my images if they look awful on their monitor?.

Am I doing something wrong?.

Thanks..

-TM..

Comments (13)

You can upload to tinypic.com (no account needed) and then copy the direct link and paste into the message (it must end with jpg)VictorBucuresti, Romaniahttp://s106.photobucket.com/albums/m268/victor_petcu/..

Comment #1

Can you post any here? With all our different computrs, we can at least tell you how awful or non-awful the pictures look on different machines..

And are you doing anything with AbodeRGB, sRGB, etc.? That can mess things up..

BAK..

Comment #2

This image looks perfect for me, if anything it's slightly undersaturated. On my other computer, it's way too saturated and the colors are off..

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This image was exported from Lightroom into Photoshop using ProPhoto RGB, and I think that might be why..

-TM..

Comment #3

If you print it... then you will know if your computer is off....

Comment #4

Sometimes people here seem to have big fits over things that don't matter..

But assuming you are not one of those, and a little snap never hurt anyone, the version of the shot that I see on my computer looks just fine to me..

The flowers are rich, but overall, the shot is very nice and certainly not something that hurts the eyes because it is overdone..

So, I'm thinking the second computer is off..

As already suggested, it's time for a print, but make sure the printing machine doesn't do color changes. If it does, of course, we can't tell what's right..

BAK..

Comment #5

TheMatrix wrote:.

This image looks perfect for me, if anything it's slightlyundersaturated. On my other computer, it's way too saturated and thecolors are off..

Http://www.comfx.com/tis/data/2318/IMG_3174.jpg.

This image was exported from Lightroom into Photoshop using ProPhotoRGB, and I think that might be why..

On my monitor the image looks good. The colors are vivid, but I would not classify it as oversaturated. Make sure that you covert it to sRGB before you show it on the web, though. Most browsers will only show sRGB...

Comment #6

Looks fine to me as well on a cheap CRT...

Comment #7

It looks fine to me too..

The monitor on the other computer is way off. Probably any photo it shows from any site looks very bad. You don't have to calibrate that monitor, just adjust it so your own picture looks OK...

Comment #8

As mentioned by somebody above, convert your images to sRGB and see they look better on different monitors. Even uncaliberated monitors should not be as far off as you mentioned. But not being ib sRGB and not caliberated can make a bigger difference. Let us know how you solved the problem when you do. Sandy..

Comment #9

The colors are a little vivid but not overdone. I like them (-5 saturation would be better).VictorBucuresti, Romaniahttp://s106.photobucket.com/albums/m268/victor_petcu/..

Comment #10

No problems here on a manually calibrated lappy. A little rich perhaps but nothing id be concearned about..

In complete darkness we are all the same. It is only our knowledge and wisdom that seperate us. Don't let your eyes deceive you..

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Comment #11

That's why I originally profiled my monitor. I was tired of getting prints that were nothing like what I saw on the monitor..

They still look different (and should as LCD is very different media from paper) but close which is the goal.A member of the rabble in good standing...

Comment #12

TheMatrix wrote:.

This image looks perfect for me, if anything it's slightlyundersaturated. On my other computer, it's way too saturated and thecolors are off..

This image was exported from Lightroom into Photoshop using ProPhotoRGB, and I think that might be why..

-TM.

Yes, the Prophoto colorspace is probably why it looks strange. Are you viewing this photo on the other computer IN Lightroom? Or just viewing the jpeg with some generic viewing program that doesn't recognize the prophoto color space?..

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