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Why do my item images change color?

Ruby Lane and the AIP process do not intentionally change colors for images. Our systems interpret color profile provided for that image, even if it's not standard.  Unfortunately, the result is sometimes poor color. 

Digital image color is controlled by the color space or color profile set for the image.  Generally, this is set in the camera or the image editing software, such as Photoshop, Gimp (GNU Image Manipulation Program), or other software provided with your camera. 

sRGB (standard Red Green Blue) is the standard default color space for images used on the internet.  Many item images we see with color change issues are uploaded with Adobe RGB or unassigned color profiles, which means that colors will not likely be interpreted correctly and sometimes the results are extremely poor.  If you are using Photoshop for photo editing, be sure the color space or color profile is sRGB for your saved images.  

The methods in which color spaces can be changed is too broad for us to cover in this article. However, a Google search or the Help section for your software can likely help. 

You can see the color space for your images in the EXIF information for your images, providing EXIF information was not previously removed by some other software or image hosting website. 

 

 

2018-02-27 6:57 am
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