Solved

Save For Web images not as intense

Posted on 2006-11-22
13
157 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
View a Photoshop document, colors look bright and intense. When I do a "save for web" out of Photoshop, my settings are JPEG, quality "high" (60), Progressive is checked, blur is zero. ICC Profile not checked, Matte not selected. My resulting JPG images are not nearly as intense, colors are sort of faded. Is this a limitation of the JPG file type? Or has something to do with profiles? I have generally avoided Profiles in the past, favoring strict RGB values, but this file is coming from another designer and something seems not quite right.

Thank you.
0
Comment
Question by:bbdesign
  • 6
  • 5
  • 2
13 Comments
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:irwinpks
ID: 17997975
When you save for web, the choices you have determine how big the file gets in an acceptable format for display.  If you are using real-life images, like photos...then change the quality to 100%. This will make your image look really close to your original source.
0
 

Author Comment

by:bbdesign
ID: 17998147
Have to keep the file size down. Its not really photographic, more graphical. Even colored areas are not the right color.
0
 

Author Comment

by:bbdesign
ID: 17998177
By the way, I'm on Photoshop 7.0.
0
Back Up Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Back up all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:irwinpks
ID: 17998281
Ok...then if they are NOT photographic images, use GIF...  GIF is a format that has a maximum of 256 colors, and filesize is low. This will give a close approximate in color display.

Ultimately, if you need exactness, then you have to use JPEG...play with percentage setting to get the best output.  Bottomline is that you can't get a quality image without some kind of sacrifice.
0
 

Author Comment

by:bbdesign
ID: 17998450
Its not really a quality of image problem, its just that the colors are flat out wrong.
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:BongSoo
ID: 17998492
What colorspace are you starting from (RGB, CMYK?) and what colorspace are you saving to? (RGB, CMYK, Indexed, etc...)? Thats most likely what is going on.
0
 

Author Comment

by:bbdesign
ID: 17998503
No, its an RGB PSD file, saving to RGB JPEG.
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:irwinpks
ID: 17998569
When you say wrong...are you comparing your screen display to output to the printer? If that is the case, use CYMK.
0
 

Author Comment

by:bbdesign
ID: 17998589
No, I'm looking at my PSD file in Photoshop and comparing to the JPG in a web browser.
0
 
LVL 30

Assisted Solution

by:irwinpks
irwinpks earned 40 total points
ID: 17998604
You could go to IMAGE- COLOR SETTINGS, and select the appropriate profile for your needs.
0
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
BongSoo earned 85 total points
ID: 17998651
I doubt its a profile issue. Have you tried flattening it to see if that does anything? I would try that, and then save it out as a tiff and view the tiff. If the tiff looks good, it might be in your export. If it doesn't, there might be something going on in the layered file.
0
 

Author Comment

by:bbdesign
ID: 17998696
Yes, I am flattening it beforehand.

Your comment gave me an idea, though. When I open the JPG in Photoshop, it actually is fine. Its when I open it with a browser (in this case, Safari) that there is a problem. I guess I should repost this in a Safari area (if there is one).

Anyway, thanks for your help.
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:irwinpks
ID: 17998710
cool thank you!
0

Featured Post

Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Reduce photo size 22 132
Cut out portion of vector image in Illustrator 2 160
Adobe Acrobat DC "Out of Memory" 7 342
Add server behaviors to Dreamweaver CC 2015 2 159
HOW TO CREATE A WEB 2.0 IMAGE WITH A REFLECTION I would like to start by saying I know Web 2.0 isn't a style. It is actually the practice of information sharing or  collaboration on the Web. It is also associated with the technology that is used …
Read about why website design really matters in today's demanding market.
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to correct colors in Photoshop using the Curves adjustment Open a photo for editing in Photoshop: Begin by creating a new adjustment layer by going to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Curves: Select "OK" on the …
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to create a vector texture to apply a non-rasterized texture to vector images, using Photoshop and Illustrator Open a textured image such as a scanned-in piece of cardboard in Photoshop: Convert the texture to…

809 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question