I have a color #840608 somewhere on my web page and it is coded as #840608 by HTML and it displays as #840608 by all browsers plus it is recognized as #840608 by screen analyzing utilities.

Now in Photoshop I am creating image, and make rectangle there. I am painting this rectangle with #840608 color. It is displayed as #840608 by eyedropper tool.

When I export it as a PNG the color turns to #920203.

How can I make Photoshop keep it's creative potential inside and be just a computer program?

  • Use "pngcheck -v file.png" to see if PhotoShop has inserted color management chunks (iCCP, sRGB, gAMA, and/or cHRM) Jun 29, 2014 at 20:02
  • Are you sure your color mode between the native PSD document and the outputted PNG are the same?
    – Aibrean
    Jun 30, 2014 at 16:28
  • @Aibrean I am creating documents from scratch. How to force PSD document and outputted PNG have same color mode (both now, and always, and to ages of ages)?
    – Dims
    Jun 30, 2014 at 16:51

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→ on creating a new document / use Adobe RGB (1998) color profile or convert to it

→ PNG export in Photoshop: be sure to disable on the save for web screen convert to sRGB

Synchronize color settings across Adobe applications

If you use Adobe Creative Suite, you can use Adobe Bridge to automatically synchronize color settings across applications. This synchronization ensures that colors look the same in all color-managed Adobe applications.

If color settings are not synchronized, a warning message appears at the top of the Color Settings dialog box in each application. Adobe recommends that you synchronize color settings before you work with new or existing documents.

Open Bridge.

Choose Edit > Creative SuiteColor Settings Select a color setting from the list, and click Apply. If none of the default settings meet your requirements, select Show Expanded List Of Color Setting Files to view additional settings. To install a custom settings file, such as a file you received from a print service provider, click Show Saved Color Settings Files .

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