737doctor
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Yellowish Cast In Photo? Please Advise

Mon Oct 11, 2004 12:31 pm

I processed in this photo with PS7 on my laptop and the colors looked fine:


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Now, I'm viewing it on my desktop computer and it looks like hell. It has a horrible yellowish cast to it. Not just a little yellow, but really bad.

I am NOT trying to plug this photo. I just need to know which monitor has the color problem. The laptop is less than a year old, while my desktop monitor is almost seven years old.

How does it look to you?

Thanks in advance,

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RE: Yellowish Cast In Photo? Please Advise

Mon Oct 11, 2004 12:37 pm

Yeah it looks pretty yellow over here. Probably need to recalibarate your monitor on the laptop.

Check the white balance on the camera?
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RE: Yellowish Cast In Photo? Please Advise

Mon Oct 11, 2004 2:37 pm

Very yellow. A simple auto-color in Photoshop corrected it straightaway in dramatic fashion.

Try this yourself and see what it looks like on your laptop. If it looks blue after auto-color, then your laptop screen needs adjustment.
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RE: Yellowish Cast In Photo? Please Advise

Mon Oct 11, 2004 3:00 pm

Very easy to correct with "color balance" in photoshop.


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RE: Yellowish Cast In Photo? Please Advise

Mon Oct 11, 2004 3:58 pm

Very easy to correct with "color balance" in photoshop.

Not if his screen is uncalibrated, which is the point. Color balance all you want but if your screen isn't calibrated properly, you've got no reference point for how it actually should look. That's the problem here.
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RE: Yellowish Cast In Photo? Please Advise

Mon Oct 11, 2004 4:22 pm

Thank you, gentlemen. I corrected the color and re-uploaded the shot. I might do that with a couple of other shots in which I got the color wrong.

Also, I downloaded the monitor calibration program, but am unsure how I go about calibrating the laptop. Under the "Help" section for colors, it doesn't seem that there is much I can do. Any suggestions would be welcome.
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RE: Yellowish Cast In Photo? Please Advise

Tue Oct 12, 2004 6:58 am

Much better now. The old file has been replaced with the corrected one.

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RE: Yellowish Cast In Photo? Please Advise

Tue Oct 12, 2004 10:07 am

Yeah, looks a lot better.

Re. the color calibration, you might not be able to do it without buying something like the Colorvision Spyder. It depends on your graphics driver in your laptop - some let you adjust the color balance, but in my experience, not many (I guess because of how laptops are positioned in the market, and the quality of the screens in most of them, which makes them unsuited for most graphics pros anyway). I have two laptops and neither one of them allows me to adjust the color balance.

What you can do, though, is use a tool like Adobe Gamma to create a somewhat accurate color profile for your screen, then use an image editor that supports color management. That way the colors will at least be displayed properly when you view photos in your image editor (Photoshop or whatever). The problem is, they will not be displayed properly when you view them in other applications, like web browsers or whatever, but you can at least edit them properly for uploading.

I don't own a Spyder but I think one of the things it does is actually adjust the colors your system displays (in addition to creating a color management profile). Other people around here have these types of devices though so maybe they can give you some better info.
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