I'm using Adobe Illustrator CS6. I have a document in RGB mode, with Web preset. My color settings are:

[Working Spaces]

RGB: sRGB IEC61966-2.1 CMYK: U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2

[Color Management Policies]

RGB: Preserve Embedded Profiles CMYK: Preserve Numbers (Ignore Linked Profiles)

[Conversion Options]

Engine: Adobe (ACE) Intent: Relative Colorimetric

And my colors are duller than normally. If I open my document in another computer, I can see the correct colors.

Just look at my color picker:


And as it should look like:


Any ideas? Thank you.

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    Calibrated your monitor recently? Simply looks like a possibly corrupt profile. Recalibrating the monitor should help.
    – Scott
    May 1, 2013 at 22:07
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    You're a genius! I "installed" a .icc file and nothing happened... I have removed it and my colors are correct now. I can't figure out why it only affected to Illustrator and not to Photoshop. I can't mark your comment as correct answer since it's not actually an answer. Thank you very much! May 1, 2013 at 22:24
  • Made it an answer :) Photoshop color manages the picker... Illustrator allows the OS to manage the picker.
    – Scott
    May 1, 2013 at 22:27

1 Answer 1


Recalibrate your monitor.

You probably have a corrupt color profile which is causing the issue. Recalibrating will overwrite a corrupt profile.

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