Hope this is the right place to post. Wasn’t sure if it should be here or under “monitors” but here goes.
I have a major color problem when editing images. I’m using Ptohoshop CS2. When I save my pictures as for example JPEG or TIFF and then open them in Explorer, Firefox or Windows Picture Viewer the colors are not at all the same as when I edited them in Photoshop - especially the reds are very tweaked. Even when I import them back into Photoshop they are wrong.
I then tried to make all the color profiles in Phostoshop sRGB - both under “edit/color settings” and in the sRGB check box when saving an image. When I did this I could import the image back into Photoshop and the colors would be right. But it still doesn’t solve the problem when looking at the picture anywhere else but Photoshop and that’s a big issue when participating in photo contests where I don’t know which viewer they are using. I want them to see the colors that I see (within the reason of calibration, of course).
I know this is propably an ICC problem and my monitor isn’t properly calibrated - I just can’t see that monitor calibration should be the issue here. But maybe I’m wrong.
Does anyone have any idea what’s wrong? Btw, I’m not very enlightened on the whole color management thing so please speak in easy terms