"Save for Web" doesn't work in Photoshop (unless they've fixed it very
recently) i.e. it doesn't work converting the colour space and squeezing it
without colour blocking from Adobe RGB to sRGB (what Les Walkling calls
"Satanic RGB"). The engine got deleted when Kodak went broke. The other
"Convert to profile" seems to work but I'm not exactly sure it is really
working or if the images I try are already within the smaller colour space.

The images look white to me too but remember there is no real colour
calibration on the web. This is why when you shop online the things look
nothing like what they appear.





From: SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration-
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bruce Bartrug
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Subject: Re: [SCIART] Getting white backgrounds white. Sigh.


Linda:  Oh, that's the problem!  My monitor is calibrated :).  A recently
purchased Dell 24 inch LCD.

Lynette:  I have older work, too, which is sometimes quite a problem.  These
were recorded on film, which adds another layer of corrections.  I added the
small white border around the black because the black borders alone don't
always show clearly on line.  Noticed this first with illustrations for
books, and I just carried the idea over to anything that needs a black
border to begin with.

Lynette:  you downloaded an image?  Oh, dear.  I never thought to check.  It
would seem unnecessary in a Squarespace template that adapts to tablets and
cell phones.  Argh!  Maybe I can add one in "Save for Web" function and make
it easy.  Sigh 2.


Ann:  I should actually read the instruction to my Epsen V500.  Maybe
there's a background color substitution there as well :).  Of course, one
device's "white" can be another's pale pink or gray.

Thank you all for looking !



On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 11:48 AM, Lynette Cook <[log in to unmask]>

I can verify it too now: they are white. I should have thought of this
first. I grabbed your vireo image, opened it in Photoshop, then took my
eyedropper tool to see what value the background has. It reads 255
everywhere I check. You can't get whiter than that!




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