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...


2 Answers 2


Recalibrate your monitor.

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

  • Does this mean, that by using another monitor the problem should be solved? Jun 1, 2012 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.
    – Scott
    Jun 1, 2012 at 18:08

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


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