Preview vs. Adobe Reader -- Color Difference

Discussion in 'Graphics' started by TaliesinSoft, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. TaliesinSoft

    TaliesinSoft Guest

    I have a document I created using iWork '08 Pages, a document that uses a
    number of color gradients for backgrounds, the gradients being different on
    different pages. I exported the document as a .pdf so it could be viewed in
    such as Preview or Adobe Reader. The colors presented by Preview seem right
    on but those presented by Adobe Reader are not, being somewhat murky when
    compared to what is seen in Pages.

    So, the question is, can something be done so that what Adobe Reader displays
    is essentially similar in terms of color rendition as to what Preview
    TaliesinSoft, Aug 4, 2008
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  2. TaliesinSoft

    TaliesinSoft Guest

    The display on my Macbook Pro had been calibrated and that setting is the
    active one. I've also checked the .pdf display with Acrobat CS3 and the
    colors there appear the same as in Adobe Reader. How can one check the
    calibration settings of a .pdf?
    TaliesinSoft, Aug 4, 2008
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  3. TaliesinSoft

    TaliesinSoft Guest

    [responding to my querying as to why Adobe Reader and Acrobat CS3 display
    colors differently than does Preview which displays them as they appear in a
    Pages document]
    I've poked around in both of them and nothing has jumped out at me. I somehow
    am wondering if I'm dealing with an RGB vs. CMYK issue.
    TaliesinSoft, Aug 5, 2008
  4. TaliesinSoft

    TaliesinSoft Guest

    Hopefully I can get an answer at our user group general meeting a week from
    now given that the speaker is representing Adobe and will be speaking, among
    other things, about Acrobat and Reader. I'll report back after the meeting.
    TaliesinSoft, Aug 5, 2008
  5. My problem is slightly different. Various documents from different
    sources look good on the screen in both Adobe Reader and Preview.
    However, colors look absolutely garish or over-saturated when printed
    from Adobe Reader. Sometimes an off-white background will print as a
    dark off-red.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Fred McKenzie, Aug 10, 2008
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