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This Yahoo! answers question pretty much sums up my predicament. Unfortunately I haven't really found an actual answer. Here's a screen shot of what happens when I place Photoshop between my monitors. Imagine that the left side of my laptop is the right square and the yellow is the right side of my monitor. When I move the program to one side fully or the other, it takes on the corresponding color.

Obviously the color on the right is correct and Photoshop is changing the color of the image when it moves to my external monitor. Also notice how none of the tools or anything are different colors, just the actual image itself.

How do I fix this?


You may also notice that the color palette in the left corner is showing that yellow tinge. I didn't actually pick that yellow color, it's supposed to be showing the grey on the left that I used to fill in the square.

Screen shot

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Weird that it happens only with the image. Probably won't help, but are both monitors color calibrated properly? – Karan Oct 31 '12 at 22:13
@Karan it only happens in photoshop and only to the file I'm working on. My monitor looks fine otherwise – Jason Oct 31 '12 at 22:14
Are you sure both monitors are set to have the same color depth? Perhaps one of them is set to only 8, or 16 bit color, compared to the 24, or 32 probably used for your primary display. – Zoredache Oct 31 '12 at 23:42
@Zoredache both monitors are set at 32-bit truecolor. also, my monitor is a relatively new AOC F22. My laptop is a fairly top-of-the-line ASUS gaming rig. – Jason Oct 31 '12 at 23:47
@Karan here's another weird thing: when I drag the image from the laptop to the monitor, the colors are correct until I release the program. once I release the drag over to the monitor, the colors change. this leads me to believe it's a Photoshop issue and not a monitor issue :\ – Jason Oct 31 '12 at 23:50

I stumbled upon this question since I had the same issue. The question might be 2 years old by now but maybe there are others who struggle with this.

The solution for me was hidden in the settings of Photoshop.

Go to "Edit"->"Color Settings" and change the Settings to "Monitor Color". For me it was set to "North America General Purpose 2". After changing it to "Monitor Color", I then had the same colors on both my monitors finally.

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