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Old 08-23-2011, 12:50 AM   #1
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Default sRGB explained

I know a lot of people using photoshop tend to completely neglect color spaces/profiles + refuse to take the time to understand color theory, but this is a pretty short article that does a decent job of explaining why you need to use sRGB for graphics that will be shown on the web.

http://www.petapixel.com/2009/09/17/...ably-use-srgb/

If you want your work to look consistent in all browers or platforms, you will need to configure photoshop's color settings:



keep in mind that the "save for web" dialog box has a small check box that gives you the option to convert to sRGB (which i believe is checked by default) so make sure it is un-checked once you make these changes.

Not really sure what happens when you convert something that is already sRGB to sRGB, but I do remember hearing it's not a good idea.
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