Questions tagged [color-profile]

Color profile, or an ICC profile, is a set of data that characterizes a color input or output device, or a color space, according to standards promulgated by the International Color Consortium (ICC).

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Pantone Guide RGB vs Pantone Color Manager RGB

Why do the RGB values specified for a Pantone color in the Formula Guide (Color Bridge Coated) differ from the RGB values specified for the same Pantone color in the Pantone color manager software?
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Why would home printers work better with an RGB image

In @Scott's answer to this question Best format to save Photoshop artwork for printing?, he states that most home printers will more accurately reproduce the colors from an RGB image than a CMYK image....
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How do I get deep blacks on print?

I bought a Pixma ip8750 to try and make my first steps in printing. It does print in hexachromy, so it has a grey, a dye black and a pigmented black. However the results I am getting in b&w prints ...
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CMYK profiles issue

When I’m working on a CMYK file with a SWOP Coated profile in Photoshop, I can convert my QR code color to true black (K=100%) by opening a new work space with the same dimensions but changing the ...
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Change color profile in Photoshop without loosing layers

Is there a way to change the color profile e.g. from RGB to CMYK without merging all layers to one background layer? At this time I've two layers one pixel filled background and a curves layer. I ...
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Indesign vs illustrator colour profiles

Currently running Adobe Suite CC 2017. Im currently working on some branding material which requires work to be done in Illustrator and indesign. However when creating the artwork I'm using the CMYK ...
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How can I make Color picker on a Macbook Pro select the proper color? [closed]

I'm using the standard color picker on my Mac to find out which colors are used on websites or images. When I look in the Chrome developer tools, the css is saying the color should be #f9a034, but ...
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In depth logo pack, dire need of advice

To start off any help is greatly appreciated I posted in the Adobe forms as well with almost no response. So I am putting together my first logo pack and like the title states, I'm confused on a few ...
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Why do my Illustrator linked files look desaturated on Photoshop?

I have a Photoshop file with only a layer in it, the layer is a linked Illustrator file. Both files have the same color mode, and assigned color profile. The problem is that Photoshop is showing all ...
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Separate an image into arbitrary color channels

In Photoshop, it's fairly easy to separate an image into separate monochrome red, green, and blue images. These could each be projected as slides in front of separate red, green, and blue lights to ...
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Copy/paste to same doc in Photoshop changes colours

This is really throwing me for a loop. For some reason, when I copy and paste a portion of an image in a document (with an embedded colour profile), the pasted image is a different colour than the ...
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Consistent Color Management Across Printers

How do you manage a specific color, to print consistently across different printers / ICC profiles? I have a long time client and their brand color is a specific shade of coral rgb(250, 128, 112). I ...
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CMYK in notebook looks different in other media

I usually do my works in Photoshop in an Asus notebook. The problem that I'm having is that whenever I save a picture in CMYK format it looks fine everywhere I try to visualize it in my Asus, but when ...
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How to remove the blur/leak in some edges and color discrepancies for this image?

I have this image exported for the web from Photoshop CC 2015, but it has a couple of issues that I want to solve. The problem is in the vertical strip in color fuchsia with a pattern of hearts in ...
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Simple color management for print & web

I'm starting out a small business as a print & web designer. I need to stay low on costs at this point. I did the first design on a laptop, got some money in advance, purchased an EIZO CS230 ...
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Different display of colours in photoshop and illustrator while using the same color settings

Here I'm using the same color settings for both Illustrator and Photoshop and the same color for my shapes - #0441f0, but they look very different. Any ideas? Take a look at the screenshot. Left is ...
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Loading custom ICC profile into InDesign

I have been going around in circles with colour profiles for a while now and I'm not getting anywhere. I am working between Photoshop and InDesign to prepare a presentation of a hand-drawn colour ...
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Color conversion, RGB to CMYK, different values in Photoshop

I'm trying to enter the color #00ADE3, using Adobe Kuler and ColorHexa and another website; when I enter my color #00ADE3 I get the same CMYK(100,24,0,11). My Photoshop gives different CMYK values ...
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What would happen if I made something - CMYK 100

It would literally be: C: 100 M: 100 Y: 100 K: 100 For a total of 400% color I know you're never supposed to go over 300... but How would this affect: The way it looks on my ...
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What is the best workspace color profile to use while designing for billboard Ads in both Illustrator and Photoshop?

What is the best workspace color profile to use while designing for billboard Ads in both Illustrator and Photoshop?
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Issue with color profiles in grayscale images (compared to GIMP)

X-Post https://www.reddit.com/r/photoshop/comments/5v4zid/issue_with_color_profiles_in_grayscale_images/ (slightly edited) Hi everybody! I hope the language barrier will not be noticed (feel free to ...
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Color Profiles: Please explain

I have requested for a print house to complete a workpiece for me. One of their requested for preparing the item is "Please don't use color profiles". I don't know what this means and therefore don't ...
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Print quality on magnetic roll vinyl

I have a project which required printing on magnetic vinyl. I received a sample from the printer and the quality is awful, pixelated and grainy (see attached sample). The printer is usually excellent, ...
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Embedded display profiles vs absolute colorspace profiles inside pictures

I'm trying to understand color management, and have stumbled across an issue: I've seen many people, and some tools (like the OSX system screen shot utility) that will embed the icc profile of the ...
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Printing onto Vellum / Tracing Paper

I need to print form a Canon Pixma 100 Pro onto vellum. Whereas other paper I've printed onto has had printing profiles available for the paper (Canon, Hahnemuhle etc), this is generic unbranded ...
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InDesign: TAC of sRGB photos exceeds ink limit - does this cause issues when encapsulated in a PDF-X/3 document for print?

I'm using InDesign and I am exporting a photo book for an online printing service (Blurb) in PDF/X-3 (I use unaltered an Export profile that they provided). In the Output tab of the Export Adobe PDF ...
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Why won't Photoshop limit TAC to 300% when using the ISO Coated v2 300% profile

I have limited hands-on experience in color management (even though I've read quite a bit) and now I have the opportunity to send some posters for offset printing to an online printing company that ...
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Photoshop: how to change from RGB to CMYK without any color loss

I have an RGB PSD document with 300 dpi resolution. Basically I designed it to print as my business card. When converting this from RGB to CMYK, my original colors are changing. Is there any way to ...
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How to separate colors from greyscale in InDesign?

I've seen this question asked many places, but there hasn't been a satisfying answer. I need to print the CMY (on inkjet) and the K (on laser) separately, on two separate printers, but on the same ...
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Monitor color profile VS Design

This is a question on principles, best practice, advice and opinion. Working with a large team of mix-matched professions, i have discovered many color profiles, some resulting in visually very ...
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Color management for printing on foil packaging

I recently worked on a foil packaging design project on Illustrator, but the colors on the end product are very off. Everything seems way off and a lot less sharp, what are some tips and pointers for ...
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Are there any noticeable differences if a grey scale image is converted to RGB?

Browsing through the archives I didn't see this question asked before after reviewing the tags color-profile, rgb, grayscale but I am wondering if there are any visual differences if an image that was ...
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Can a GIF have a CMYK profile?

While working on an InDesign script that checks the links used in a file I decided to check what color profile has been used on images so I can output it to a log for the user however when I write my ...
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Red Eye Tool not working on file in Photoshop

I have opened a jpg file in Photoshop CS6 and have converted it from RGB to CMYK (it's going to be printed in a booklet), and I am now trying to edit out the red eyes using the red eye tool. When I ...
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image colors different from windows photo viewer to other programs

I have a jpg I output from Illustrator. When I view the jpg in Photoshop or a browser, the colors are consistent, but when I view the same jpg in Windows photo viewer, the colors are much darker. I ...
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RGB to CMYK pdf using various ICC profiles: should I see the differences? [Inkscape + Ghostscript]

I've designed a poster in Inkscape 0.91 (on Linux) to have it offset-printed. The printing company requires a CMYK pdf file that uses the ISO Coated v2 (ECI) ICC profile. Inkscape does not allow ...
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Relationship between onscreen/printed CMYK and RGB

I edited a picture book using scribus, color management enabled, with CMYK TIFF images and corresponding profile as input. In principle my screen has been calibrated, though more than one year ago. I ...
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Why are the colors of certain PNG files getting distorted when opened in Illustrator?

I was trying to open an iPhone screenshot in Illustrator, but for some reason the colors are distorted. If I open the same file in any other application (Photoshop, GIMP, Preview, etc.) the colors are ...
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How do I make colours consistent between different programs?

Ever since Windows 10 big update about a week a ago I am having some issues with colour between different programs, namely Photoshop (CS6) and Corel Draw (X7). (Illustrator is the same as Photoshop) ...
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Windows 10 and Mac OS printing different colours from same sources

Previously I had asked a question about Adobe printing different colours between PC and Mac, but it turns out that my client is experiencing this issue when printing any documents. I was able to ...
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Color Profile Proof - Deep Blacks with simulated paper color?

I am not entirely new to graphics design in general, but this is the first time I will send my work off to a professional printing business working with the following details: FOGRA39 (ISO Coated v2)...
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(Correct) meaning of “working profile” in Adobe Tools

First of all, let me say that I know all about color profiles: within the overall idea of using RGB to specify color, you can choose different basis vectors. At its simplest it’s like converting ...
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Color profiles on Photoshop CS6 for photography

latley I started using Nikon D3300. Color space set to sRGB. My PC screen is simple Philips LED 24", also sRGB. When importing NEF file to Photoshop, color space is "ProPhoto RGB". My photos are for ...
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What are the shades of green?

I am working on a software project where I need to display only the shades of the primary colors. Using RGB, how would the shades of any color be defined? For example, with higher values of green (255)...
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Best way to produce PDF files containing CMYK images

I've wrote a program that uses iTextSharp to produce PDF files. I'm currently producing PDF files used solely for print (personnal and professional) that contain CMYK images. The source images are ...
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Illustrator file saved as .jpeg file color look completely wrong online. Why?

So, I saved an Illustrator file as a .jpeg file and it looked completely wrong online. I went back and realized the color mode was CMYK, so I figured it should be in RGB for web. I tried to change the ...
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Color Value Shortcut

So I am looking for a special shortcut or plugin (in either Illustrator or Photoshop) to select a color and export a text version of the color values. For example... I select a green color, then ...
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jpeg colours not displaying correctly in Chrome, FF and Safari

We seem to be experiencing issues with some of our jpeg product images displaying colours differently across different browsers. (When wrong, they look as if their hues have been shifted and vibrancy ...
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Pantone Color Bridge - EURO or SWOP

I am going to buy Pantone Color Bridge guide, but I know that it has SWOP and EURO version. I am working for clients around the world. Should I buy two versions? Is SWOP version different than EURO ...
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Color shifts when printing in illustrator vs word - how to avoid?

Working on a graphic for a thank you letter that will be printed and sent out to clients. Already found exact color that prints as expected (Neon mountain dew green on screen, green apple ish color ...