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#7998 - 01/28/10 04:48 PM Preview acting very weird
randyspotswood Offline


Registered: 01/28/10
hello all,

I am a graphic designer, so color is very important to me. I have a pretty full portfolio and I like to look at some of my images with preview. when I hit space bar on my images, the colors get washed out and lose most of their luster. This has happened forever so i thought it was normal. Until I was on a friends mac and i did it to one of my pictures. I was amazed when I say the preview look exactly like my picture.

Anybody know what settings I need to change to get preview to display my images correctly?

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#7999 - 01/28/10 04:57 PM Re: Preview acting very weird [Re: randyspotswood]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Just to be sure that we're talking about the same thing, are you referring to Preview or QuickLook? When you hit the spacebar, you invoke QL. Preview is Apple's PDF viewer and you would need to actually launch it to see a file.
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#8002 - 01/28/10 06:49 PM Re: Preview acting very weird [Re: jchuzi]
randyspotswood Offline


Registered: 01/28/10
oh i apologize, I thought that the spacebar command used preview.

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#8005 - 01/28/10 07:34 PM Re: Preview acting very weird [Re: randyspotswood]
Virtual1 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
You also may have colorsync differences in your display, where your display is not correctly matching up colors.

There are also differences in the looks of LCD displays versus monitors.
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#8013 - 01/29/10 01:22 AM Re: Preview acting very weird [Re: Virtual1]
randyspotswood Offline


Registered: 01/28/10
the picture looks correct when I am viewing it in finder, but when i hit the space bar it loses alot of colors. Everything is happening on 1 monitor. On my friends comp it doesn't do this. Sorry trying to explain the best that I can.

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#8187 - 02/04/10 05:24 PM Re: Preview acting very weird [Re: randyspotswood]
tacit Offline


Registered: 08/03/09
Loc: Portland, Oregon, USA
That definitely sounds like a color profile issue.

Are you saving the pictures with embedded color profiles?
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