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I have opened an image in Adobe Photoshop, showing a green football lawn.

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In Photoshop, this image is displayed with a violet color. Every picture I open has not it´s original colors. Settings are:

  • Image Mode: RGB Color; 8 Bits/Channel

This is what my workbench looks like:

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If I select the lasso tool (or similar tools) and hover over the image, it gets it´s original color.

The problem has disappeared since a few days. I have changed nothing at all...

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It seems as though your colors are being inverted. Does it look normal if you invert them after opening? (CRTL+I) – Johannes May 29 '12 at 15:04
Then the image gets blue! – AGuyCalledGerald May 29 '12 at 15:05
@AGuyCalledGerald Take a look at the answers on… – Farray May 29 '12 at 15:40
Did you check the mode? (Image > Mode) – Yisela May 29 '12 at 23:12

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Recalibrate your monitor.

Chances are very high that your monitor color profile has become corrupt.

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Does this mean, that by using another monitor the problem should be solved? – AGuyCalledGerald Jun 1 '12 at 14:55
No. The monitor itself doesn't matter. What matters is the color profile Photoshop is reading to display the image. Recalibrating your monitor should be easily possible via the control panels or system preferences. – SOIA Jun 1 '12 at 18:08

Double check display card settings and driver. The screenshot of the side menu looks different.

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how to, please? – AGuyCalledGerald May 30 '12 at 13:00

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