InDesign & Photoshop colors don't match
I’m converting images from RGB to CMYK in Photoshop. When those newly converted CMYK images are brought into InDesign, there’s a color change and the image that I just exported from Photoshop looks DARKER in InDesign.
I’m using the same synchronized color settings (Blurb ICC) in both InDesign and PS, yet there’s still a color jump when the file is brought from one program to another.
Thanks so much for any help!
Here are details of my setup. I’ve watched every tutorial and paid close attention to the advice on the forums.
*Soft Proofing images using Blurb_ICC. Rendering intent, perceptual. Black Point compensation checked.
*Images are exported by selecting “convert to profile” and selecting Working CMYK Blurb ICC. Black point compensation checked. Adobe engine, perceptual intent.
I’ve just tried to reproduce your problem and no matter what I do I can’t see any difference. The only thing that might influence how you see the image in ID is the difference in the background colour. The default in PS is about 33% grey whereas in ID it’s white. This could have the effect of making the image seem visually darker. Try making a fill layer in ID and filling it with 33% grey. If you then send this layer to the back you’ll get a similar screen picture to PS. See if your image still looks darker. BTW are you using a calibrated monitor?
I have the exact problem. The images look great in Photoshop but indesign look darker. And when I export to the Blurb PDF. The PDF looks very dark.
Should I ignore the look in the PDF since they images are CMYK, and just go for the look on Photoshop?