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Adobe Photoshop/raw to jpeg loss of saturation


Hi Kevin

After I have made my adjustments to my RAW file I save the file to a jpeg.  However the saved file shows a significant loss of saturation.  Have you any explanation as tobwhy this might be?

Thanks in advance.
Chris M

HI Christopher,

Without seeing your exact workflow (version etc.) it is impossible to nail down what exactly is happening. The first thing I would check though is the color space you are working in with your jpg. If you are running RGB and not converting to something else like CMYK, you can also check Photoshop's color settings under the Edit menu to make sure you are running the proper setup (matching Adobe RGB or sRGB to Raw settings) for your workflow.

This is a very difficult issue to solve this way without seeing exactly what you are doing each step of the way.



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Kevin Stohlmeyer


I am an Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Community Professional and Adobe Freelance Professional. I travel nationally speaking on Adobe Creative Suite applications, including Illustrator and design. I can answer questions about Adobe Illustrator version CS1 through the all-new Creative Cloud.


I am an Adobe Certified Instructor for Adobe Photoshop and have been teaching this software in college/higher education and for an Adobe Authorized Training Center since 2000. I have been an active user of Adobe Photoshop as a professional graphic designer and retoucher since 1994. I also am a published author for Adobe Inspire Magazine, writing articles on Creative Suite applications including Photoshop, Illustrator and the Adobe Touch apps.

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