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« on: May 23, 2023, 08:14 »
Hello everyone,
when I edit my mostly urban architecture photos in PS, they look good to me with vivid colors. BUT when I look at them in my portfolio, they have dull colors. Do you oversaturate your urban architecture photos?

« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2023, 11:22 »
That sounds like a color profile mis-match. When you edit your images, do they use a profile other than sRGB?

When you upload JPEGs to stock sites, do you convert from whatever profile you're using to sRGB?

You can see some examples in the page below of what happens to an Adobe RGB image that is untagged or mistagged (muted colors)

And if you haven't calibrated your monitor, you should - because otherwise anything could look good to you, but it won't match what others will see.

Here's a good overview of Color Management (if you are not already familiar with the topic)

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2023, 13:28 »
How do I know what browser or computer the buyer is on and if their monitor is calibrated? My own images look different on different browsers and when I open them in different editing software?

Should I really worry what they look like on the stock agency?

« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2023, 01:32 »
Thank you Jo Ann Snover, I got it. I saved my images in Adobe RGB. Now I always convert my profile to sRgb. I have Adobe RGB set when I open Camera RAW. Maybe I should set Camera RAW to sRGB profile. Thanks again

« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2023, 16:27 »
not directly addressing your concern but I tend to oversaturate my travel photos (including urban architecture) in general as buyers of travel photos seem to prefer that more, as opposed to de-saturated images that have been popular among designer folks.

Moreover, over-the-top sunset/sunrise sky replacements seem to make them even more popular, despite I feel they look, well, over-the-top and really kistch...


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