Re: Help! Blues look Purple - in PhotoShop
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.