I have a reduced-size PDF that looks completely normal on the desktop, but when placed on a website the bottom half of the PDF has a pinkish color over it, and makes some items in the PDF have light greenish/teal colors.

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This is a piece of it, the first image is an image of the PDF when viewed as a file on the computer, any ideas? (The top half of the PDF looks fine no matter what).

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    What are you using to "place" the PDF on your website?
    – JohnB
    Commented Jul 28, 2014 at 14:48
  • A CMS file manager(Concrete5)
    – user27859
    Commented Jul 28, 2014 at 15:00
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    Sounds like either a corrupt upload/download or an issue with the browser PDF plug in -- web browsers don't support the viewing of PDFs natively.
    – Scott
    Commented Jul 28, 2014 at 15:27

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This is caused because you've saved your PDF in the CMYK color space (I've seen this a lot before).

Open your PDF, convert it's color mode to RGB, and then save it again. That will solve your problem.

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