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Old 23-06-09
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Re: Help! Blues look Purple - in PhotoShop

Hi there,

Need to know more. What OS are you using XP; Vista, 7?
What profiles are installed on your machine? Look in System 32 (The profiles in Windows 7 are stored in Windows\System32\Spool\Drivers\Color - I forget, but I think that it is the same in Vista)

I think that you should look into your color management panel, again in System 32, spool right down to 'Colcpl', make sure that a good monitor profile is being used, and delete any monitor profiles that you don't recognise. It seems to me that PS is picking up a faulty monitor profile and applying it to the screen on boot, and this would affect other imaging programs.
Then calibrate your monitor, and instruct Windows to use this as the default display profile. The only profiles that should be used for the monitor are, the Spyder profile, the manufacturers profile for the screen, or sRGB. All the other available profiles are for print or web output.

In the PS Color Settings panel under 'Color Management Policies' make sure that you do NOT have 'Preserve Embedded Profiles' selected - this would mean that you don't get a profile mis-match warning.

Roger

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Re: Help! Blues look Purple - in PhotoShop

Ignore that last paragraph in my last post please - complete rubbish, and I don't know why I said it.
However, I would like to add something. If you are likely to get mis-matches it saves time and problems if you have that setting set to 'Convert to working space'. But then I'm lazy!

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Re: Help! Blues look Purple - in PhotoShop

I had the same problem and remedied it by deleting all my color profiles in c:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\color\ and rebooting my Windows XP PC.

Did I do anything wrong?

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Re: Help! Blues look Purple - in PhotoShop

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I had the same problem and remedied it by deleting all my color profiles in cWINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\color\ and rebooting my Windows XP PC.

Did I do anything wrong?
Seems a bit drastic! I'd guess that would make your system completely without colour management, which can't be good?

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Re: Help! Blues look Purple - in PhotoShop

There is only one file in the color directory - srgb color space profile.icm.

Should I put each one back until I discover the culprit? Is there a way to download and reinstall all the standard/Adobe profiles. That way I'm adding fresh files.

Note: This issue was affecting all my Creative Suite applications except Fireworks.
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Re: Help! Blues look Purple - in PhotoShop

I found the culprit. The profile for my second monitor, phLCD19a.icm.

I returned all the files to the /color directory except this one...all is well.
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