Posted ByAlan Smithee
Oct 5, 2005
When I go into Proof Setup and select Monitor RGB my images "cool down". I have to bump up the Red and Blue (in Photoshop) a bit to make them look like they look when Proof Setup is turned off. I’ve read previous posts that suggest that this drastic shift is the result of a bad monitor ICC profile. I’m having trouble believing this now that I have used two different color management systems to calibrate my monitor’s RGB AND BOTH cause this phenomena to appear on my system. I’m using a ViewSonic Pro Series monitor (Aperture Grill). I’ve used both an Optical Spyder and Gretag’s Eye systems to build a profile. They come within about one or two percent of each other after calibration, not enough to show the amount of shifting I’m seeing which is about 12-15 per cent in the Red channel and somewhat less in the blue. It seems my workflow on the color side demands I leave proof setup set to Monitor RGB. Any ideas as to what’s happening here? I’m still baffled. My understanding is that with Proof turned off I’m suppose to be seeing the profile corrected image. Why would photoshop need to show me a "corrected" image if I’ve already set the monitor’s RGB channels by hand with the aid of the colorometer? Thx.