I’m clueless about basic graphics, but have been dealing with some issues caused – apparently – by color profiles. After importing some illustrator files into flash, the colors were not being displayed correctly. The hex codes in the color palette were right, but when I saved and sent the file on to someone else, they were not seeing the right colors. (It wasn’t a monitor thing, since she could clearly see the difference between the right and wrong colors being displayed on her screen.)
So far I’m not much smarter, but I picked up a hint or two that I’m jotting down here as a “note to self”. Here’s what Nik says over at actionscriptdiary.blogspot.com:
- Flash only has one colour profile: sRGB
- Photoshop has loads and tends to use Adobe RGB
- So when file comes into Flash, Flash ignore the colour profile and just uses sRGB
- When opening a file in Photoshop, always choose to use the embedded colour profile
- Then copy the file and convery (edit > convert to profile) and choose sRGB
To be continued…
OK, here’s another tip I found at the MacRumors forums. Here’s what Evo says:
Flash has no color management. You need to bring in your images with their profile to ensure color consistency. A good way to do this is to assign the profile in Photoshop(Edit Menu–> Assign Profile) to the image and then import into Flash. Most of the time if you use Adobe RGB 1998 for web images, when you save for web, the colors get desaturated. However, if you use the sRGB profile, the colors are preserved when you choose save for web and import into Flash.
Soooo, from where I’m sitting it looks like this… If you’re working with Photoshop or Illustrator files and importing them into Flash, you need to embed the color profile in the file in Photoshop or Illustrator before you import it into Flash. Which in some cases (like mine, when you don’t have these nifty but very expensive programs) you need to ask the person sending the files to you to do the embedding first. Hopefully that’ll do it!