Old 06-23-2009, 08:48 PM   #1
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Question Color balance in Elements 5.0

I use Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 to edit my photos. I have begun to notice that there is a difference in the color balance of my photos when viewed in Elements than when viewed anywhere else; on my internet browser, in Windows Picture and fax viewer, etc. When I'm working on a photo in Elements, it seem to have a higher level of saturation on the red or yellow channel than when viewed outside of photoshop. If I correct the color balance of a photo, when I view it elsewhere it will then appear "yellower" than it did in Elements. I can flip back and forth between viewing the very same picture file in photoshop and an internet browser, and the color change (or perhaps it could be termed lack of saturation) is very noticable.

I'm kind of at a loss as to which to believe is displaying the "correct" colors. I'm not sure if it has something to do with photoshop or with the color balance of my monitor. Does photoshop automatically correct the color output of the monitor when you view photos with it, or is it simply increasing that saturation for some reason? Any ideas as to why the color balance/saturation looks different in photoshop?


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Old 06-23-2009, 09:13 PM   #2
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