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Getting Around in Photoshop Color Management Color management standards let you move image files between computers and applications, or from camera, to monitor, to printer, with relative color consistency. The system works by embedding a “color profile” into to an image file that specifies what color space is in use. When the file is opened in Photoshop, if the working space for Photoshop is set for a different colorspace than specified in a file’s color profile, Photoshop may be set to give an alert, or to “preserve” the embedded profile to maintain the appearance of the colors in the image.
Which color settings should you use?
That depends on how you will publish your images. You may need to change this setting depending on whether you are working for print or for the Web. The first time Photoshop is launched, you are asked to set-up color management; you’ll automatically be taken to the Color Settings window. In subsequent work sessions you can access color settings by going to Edit > Color Settings. (Mac Photoshop CS it’s Photoshop > Color Settings).
At the very top of the Color Settings window, pop out the Settings menu.
When working on Web Graphics choose “North American Web/Internet.” Profiile Mismatches will be set to alert you when you open a file that has a different color profile embedded. It will also convert the file to sRGB, and important step if you want the color to look right in a Web browser (Web browsers display in the sRGB colorspace). When saving JPG files for the Web remember to check the “Embed color profile” option in the Save window.