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Old 05-15-2005, 12:31 PM   #1
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Default RGB color matching problem

I am really a vector person and have a wary relationship with Photoshop. But I really do need to figure out why Illustrator and Photoshop have such different ways with RGB color.

I had a small jpeg as a template for type and color. When I sample the colors in Photoshop I get one set of RGB values (and they seem to resemble the original). When I sample within Illustrator (or with the Mac color thingie or the eyedropper in Color Schemer, all of which pretty much agree), I get other, much darker colors.

I solved the problem by eyeballing the colors, and probably got close enough for web work. But what I would like to know is why the Illustrator and Photoshop colors do not match.

To my knowledge, I have not set any color management in either program, but trying to compare settings in the two apps is frustrating, so who knows.

Of course I could assemble these little logos in Photoshop, but I really prefer to set type in Illustrator, and then I can retain the characters as font rather than bitmaps. Makes it much easier to create variations later.

I would appreciate any bright ideas on how to go about getting these two sibling programs to have the same notion of color!


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