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I've never had this happen before.  I am trying to "Save for Web".  My psd is mostly grays, but it is NOT greyscale.  It's RGB.  When I save for web it's making the colors an awful stark gray color, although I am using .jpg.  If I do .gif, it's no different.    I'm completely stumped as to why I'm not getting better results.  Help please someone !!!


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by:lherrou
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linque,

Not sure what's happening, but here's some questions for you: Are you sure it's RGB and not CMYK? Or is there a color profile applied that isn't getting converted when you "save for web"? Are you flattening the file before you save (I know, you shouldn't have to with "save for web", but maybe give it a shot)?

Cheers,
LHerrou
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by:linque
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I'm sure it's RGB.  It is flattened.  


"is there a color profile applied that isn't getting converted when you "save for web"?

hmmmmm where do I look for this?  I don't know!

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Click the black, right-pointing triangle in the bottom border of the application window (Windows) or document window (Mac OS). A menu will pop up, and one of the menu options will be "Ducument Profile". Select that. Now, to the left of that triangle you'll see the color profile being applied to the image.

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by:linque
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Hi

It says "untagged RGB"
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Here's an approach to try:

First, run Adobe Gamma (http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/321608.html)

Then...
1) Go to Edit -> Color Settings...
2) Click the Settings list box at the top and choose 'Web Graphics Defaults' and then click OK.
3) When you use File -> Save For Web click the 4-Up Tab to compare various options. Using 4-UP will allow you to compare the effect of various presets, etc.
4) Choose a preset file type to save to, in the list box. JPEG Low or Medium usually is pretty good for photographs and images with a large number of colors. GIF 32 Dithered or GIF 64 dithered works well for images and graphics with only a few colors.

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