I have been plagued with this issue for months and have found no result. When saving images (photos, logos, really anything with lots of colors) for the web, images show up washed out, muted. I have changed color profiles to sRGB, turned proof colors on, proof setup to monitor RGB. When saving, sRGB is checked. What am I missing? This is happening in both PS and AI, it is muted in preview mode and in live and non live browsers.

  • can you point us to an example..? danwellman almost 8 years ago

2 answers


Gamma settings? What OS are you using?

Answered almost 8 years ago by Tony Crockford
  • gamma settings- 1.8 and white-6500, OSX 10.4.11 Todd Nieber almost 8 years ago
  • most current oS are now using Gamma 2.2 - http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3712 You might want to play around a bit with your gamma settings. I assume your monitor is calibrated? Tony Crockford almost 8 years ago
Carlos 60

What format are you using? If you are using gif you may want to try jpeg or png. since gif doesn't have as many colors as jpg or png, this could be problem.

I've tried recreating your problem on PS and I think the effect when using gif with 128 or less colors.

and as danwellman said. it would be good if you point us to an example.

Answered almost 8 years ago by Carlos
  • I am using jpeg- a recent site I have launched has all images washed out- www.sumosanrva.com. Thanks for the help. Todd Nieber almost 8 years ago
  • Huh, I'm not sure what to tell you. The images on that site don't look bad. Could the monitor be the problem? Carlos almost 8 years ago