Quick fix for Tumblr’s problem with vibrance on uploaded photos

[[MORE]]A small fix that can go a long way. Message me if you have any problems with this small tutorial!

THE EXPLANATION

You can skip this if you’d like, but for the curious, it’s a question of color spaces. Michael Fletcher explains the concept very well in his article on preserving your photo’s colours here. To quickly quote him, “Color spaces are a mathematical way to describe how colors are represented in a photograph.” Now we move on to how we convert our gifs and pictures into the right color space.

FOR GIFS

Once you click Save For Web (which you should be used to doing anyway)…

Make sure that the “Convert to sRGB” box is checked on the right.


FOR PICTURES

Go to Edit > Assign Profile…

And choose Working RGB: sRGB IEC61966-2.1. Now you may save it as a png, jpg, or whatever format you’d like without it being affected.

Also make sure that “Internal Standard RGB (sRGB)” is checked under Proof Setup…

And that Proof Colors is unchecked (it affects your preview and makes your edit seem different than what it’ll look like).

And you’re done!

Quick fix for Tumblr’s problem with vibrance on uploaded photos

A small fix that can go a long way. Message me if you have any problems with this small tutorial!

THE EXPLANATION

You can skip this if you’d like, but for the curious, it’s a question of color spaces. Michael Fletcher explains the concept very well in his article on preserving your photo’s colours here. To quickly quote him, “Color spaces are a mathematical way to describe how colors are represented in a photograph.” Now we move on to how we convert our gifs and pictures into the right color space.

FOR GIFS

Once you click Save For Web (which you should be used to doing anyway)…

Make sure that the “Convert to sRGB” box is checked on the right.

FOR PICTURES

Go to Edit > Assign Profile…

And choose Working RGB: sRGB IEC61966-2.1. Now you may save it as a png, jpg, or whatever format you’d like without it being affected.

Also make sure that “Internal Standard RGB (sRGB)” is checked under Proof Setup…

And that Proof Colors is unchecked (it affects your preview and makes your edit seem different than what it’ll look like).

And you’re done!

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