>>Here a stumper. I use Photoshop 5.0 on Windows NT. I make a nice CMYK
>>picture, and save it as an EPS file so my designer can drop it into Quark,
>>My designer, who is using Photoshop 4.0 on a Mac, cannot open my EPS file,
>>even from within Photoshop.
>>But! They look washed out and weird on her monitor, and I'm afraid that if
>>SHE makes her own EPS files to send on to the printer, that they will
>>translate using the Mac standard and continue to look weird in the final.
Photoshop 5.0 is a radically different critter than 4.0 and earlier
I suspect PS 5.0 saved your 4.0 file in a completely different color setup than
it was created (it overwrote your color info). I hope you saved a
copy of the original 4.o file. In PS 5.0, try saving that back as a 4.0 file
before sending it out. PS 5.0 has to create a new ICC color profile for
each file. Unless instructed otherwise during the monitor calibration
steps, it may recolor your older files. If it sees no ICC profile it creates
one.......There is a button you can select during calibration that forces
5.0 to ask you if you want an ICC profile written for older files. That
might save you a lot of heartache.
You will need to calibrate
your monitor (instructions are in the manual) to set up your preferred
'Color Space'. Color space is to make the colors in your
file completely independent from the colors monitors portray, thereby
ensuring printing accuracy no matter where you send it.
Of course, the recieving end user needs to have software that can read
ICC profiles......This is a big step in global color accuracy, but as you have
already discovered, it can't happen until everybody upgrades.
I've had a Pentium II/400mhz for a whole week now and while I am
thrilled with the speed, I have been disappointed with the crudity
of file transfer to other platforms. My mac can read any pc file.....but
the pc cannot reciprocate. I am going to try duplicating your problem when my
pc PS 5.o software arrives next week. Unless you find a fix before then.
cheers and good luck,
Jaynie Martz, Technical Illustrator
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
12000 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606
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