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Do your pictures look purple or like negatives in BookSmart?

While using BookSmart, some users have reported that their images look purple or like the colors have inverted or become negative. This typically happens when one’s graphics card is being pushed to its limit or the color-depth is set to low. Our FAQ answers this question in greater detail.

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Posted by
bmartinek
Jul 24, 2007 10:07am PDT
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I use a Mac. I just got it, and I use Adobe Photoshop to retouch all wedding photos and portraits. Is there a certain Color Profile Setting that I should use?  The book I just recieved today looks okay for a proof book for the bride, but Her dress should be White, not purple. I am affraid that when I give it to her, she will be mad. I am not sure I want to still use this company. The colors are wicked. Skin tones make people look ghostly looking and sometimes green.   When i build the book on my computer, It looks great, and I spend a lot of time retouching and making sure the colors are correct. But when I get the book, it doesn’t reflect all the work I put into it.  Please help. 

Posted by
hedgesphoto
Sep 6, 2007 11:58am PDT
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Have a look at this link below:

http://blurberatiblog.com/index.php/2007/02/13/color-profile-for-blurb-books/

Be sure to download the PDF file about ICC profile around Photoshop using Blurb’s printing color profile.

In summary, be sure to set all of your images in Ps CS3 to sRGB. So that it match right into BookSmart app. Most importantly of all above, do you happen to have a calibrated device to do the accurate color profiling on your monitor. The one you use inside Mac operating system’s color profile. It is as good as it gets, but not as truly accurate. So best to get yourself a third-party calibrated device such as HueyPro. Do the monthly calibration often, because monitor ages in time, even in a short time.

Also be sure to keep HueyPro, or any calibrated device up and running as in realtime, because of daylight and time change, it effects on light impact on your computer screen.

Hope that helps, no?

Posted by
brianbonitz
Sep 6, 2007 1:22pm PDT
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