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Colors of my illustrations appear different on dreamstime website??

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Jcollom
2 posts
Message posted at 10/17/2011, 18:54:12 PM by Jcollom
I was wondering if someone could help me understand why the colors of my illustrations look different on the dreamstime website....than how I actually created them.....they appear "duller"........I'm new to this....so I'd appreciate any help!


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Red
1679 posts
Message posted at 10/17/2011, 22:55:59 PM by Red
Could be your monitor, could be the colorspace you are working in. Here are a few old discussions that might help -

lcd settings

image quality difference

oversaturation


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Vincentho
86 posts
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Message posted at 10/18/2011, 00:36:46 AM by Vincentho
or you could try changing the site language to DE right below the dreamstime logo to see sharper image.


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TMarchev
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Message posted at 10/18/2011, 01:30:52 AM by TMarchev
Use something professional color profile... download and install to your monitor. I use sRGB_v4_ICC find with google i'ts easy "_"


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Risto40
1571 posts
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Message posted at 10/18/2011, 05:42:57 AM by Risto40
maybe your browser does not support color management (or it's turned off). In that case you probably do not see same colors as in color managed program (i.e. photoshop)
Canon.

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Jcollom
2 posts
Message posted at 10/19/2011, 13:16:00 PM by Jcollom
Thanks for the help everyone!

I think it could be my monitor......I use a 2008 iMac but the monitor color profile must not be as good as some newer monitor screens?......can anyone recommend a good device for calibrating my monitor?


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Red
1679 posts
Message posted at 10/19/2011, 14:29:20 PM by Red
Mac monitors are pretty good. Have you ever gone into System Preferences - Displays - Color - Calibrate? That's a good place to start and should be checked now and then before you invest in a color calibration tool/software.


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Risto40
1571 posts
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Message posted at 10/21/2011, 01:08:18 AM by Risto40
my monitor is calibrated with Spyder 3 Elite. I'm happy with device, quite easy to use.
Canon.

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Adistock
183 posts
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Message posted at 03/19/2012, 13:53:32 PM by Adistock
try this... export JPEG file from .AI not from .EPS


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Befehr
9 posts
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Message posted at 07/03/2012, 07:34:20 AM by Befehr
If the colors look different in the application than they do in a browser IN THE SAME MONITOR, then it may not be your settings.

Are you creating your illustrations in RGB or CMYK. What color profile are you outputting to? What software are you using? How do JPEGS appear when you open them directly, say in Photoshop or macs preview window?
Imac, Adobe Lightroom, Apple Aperture, Adobe Photoshop CS6, ...

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Therealdarla
164 posts
Message posted at 07/03/2012, 09:59:13 AM by Therealdarla
Convert your vectors to CMYK, then save them as RGB jpgs. Just plain RGB. That's what I've done with all my vectors, and they look fine.

If you don't mean vectors, just save as RGB.



Nikon D70, standard lens

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Janceluch
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Message edited at 07/03/2012, 15:20:43 PM by Janceluch
If you see a difference between the file you edit and the file you preview through browser online on the same monitor, than something is ignoring the color profile of your image.
Usually "duller" or "desaturated" image means, that you have image in AdobeRGB color profile, but the profile is either not embedded in image, or Browser is not color managed (and ignores the profile)
Color-Unmanaged browsers treat everything as sRGB so AdobeRGB image shows incorrectly... The color-managed browsers can treat AdobeRGB image as sRGB image when you do not embed the profile in your image - resulting in color shifts...

So the questions are:
1. are you embedding ICC profile in your images?
2. what browser do you use? (safari should have color management enabled, In other browsers you have to install it via plugins)
3. and last but not least :) - does DT preserve profiles while generating thumbnails?

A pair of eyes, one regular-sized brain, and some stuff for ...

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Message posted at 10/04/2012, 06:19:36 AM by Nancyfromafrica
It usually depends on browser are you using cmyk or rgb colour mode
I don't have a camera but an iphone and a old nokia mobile f...

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Nongpimmy
25 posts
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Message posted at 12/07/2012, 17:49:50 PM by Nongpimmy
I see images preview on dreamstime are look more sharpen. lol
Nikon D3100

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