Roberto, yes, the Uncompensated Color was causing the colour drop (the 'proof colours' option didn't change anything it seems). I selected Windows Colour which brought the colour back up in the optimize window, but then dulled it down again in the exported image. I see now that the Uncompensated Color option does exactly what you said it would - shows you what the image will look like when saved. So my original question remains unanswered - how can I stop Photoshop doing this? The original image is nice and high-colour when viewed in a browser but the exported images from Photoshop are duuuuuull. Help! :) Paul --------------- Hi Paul, My bets are in two different possibilities… Either you are: * Using proof colours in the view menu: in that case, while you’re editing, it will alter the image accordingly to what you’ve set up in proof setup, in the same menu… but, the final output can be quite different… * Or, in your save for web dialog you have set an option in that little menu with an arrow pointing to the right, just on the left of the save button… I always use Uncompensated Color to see exactly what I will get in a browser. And don’t forget to set your Color settings to “Web graphics defaults”… Hope that helps, Roberto Gorjão ------------------ >Colours are fine in Photoshop UNTIL I go to 'save for web' or 'save as'. Then the colour appears washed out and altered slightly. No. it's not a JPEG setting as I've tried all file sizes and modes... > >I've always found that PS would display colors in save as.. the same as when you're editing... > > -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !