colours changing in certain programs!

Started Mar 27, 2014 | Questions thread
Mark Scott Abeln
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Re: colours changing in certain programs!

Scott G wrote:

Hmmm. thanks, Mark. I've never truly understood the ins and outs of colour profiles. It may be the reason behind this strange behaviour, but what makes me really scratch my head is that I have changed nothing, installed nothing that would change colour profiles etc. The software suddenly acting funny is old software I have used for years. This I simply cannot understand.

Interestingly, I installed a much newer version of Paintshop Pro (X6) and it does not produce any strange colour cast as does PSP X or Windows Photo Viewer. At least I can do my editing in the newer software.

Ah! Perhaps this software is color managed, while the other ones you use are not.  Newer computer operating systems also offer color management. What brand and version OS are you currently using?

I need to learn more about colour profiles and get a better grip on what is going on. Unfortunately the articles here on DP Review are not searchable (!!) and there doesn't seem to be anything helpful describing or explaining colour profiles (yes, I've also searched the American "color" spelling).

I would suggest using Google or such to search for "colour management". You ought to quickly get a good idea as to what is going on.

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