Match the colors of Mac Photoshop with Windows

In most of the design communities that I subscribe to, I find designers facing difficulty related to colors displayed on a Windows machine for the creatives designed on a MacBook. Though the software used to access the design is same (Adobe Photoshop) but the moment file is accessed on Windows Photoshop, the result is devastating. Colors look washed out and whole creativity seems dead.

We all know that Mac OSX have an excellent reproduction of colors and high quality display. Henceforth we might not be able to meet the colors display 100% but at least 85% can be captured in Windows Photoshop

This was a problem I had also faced and below is what I found as a resolution:-)

In your Windows laptop, when you open Photoshop follow the below steps:
1) Open the designed file of Mac system.
2) Click on “Edit” link (at top second link from left)
3) Fall out Menu option will show “Color Settings”, click on it
4) In the Pop up window, you can change the options under ‘Working Space’
example -In RGB drop down make it ‘Apple RGB’

OR
First two points remain same as above.
3) Fall out Menu option will show “Convert to Profile”, click on it
4) In the Pop up window, you can change from ‘Profile’ drop down

After you have successfully saved the modified Color Profile just follow the last step:
Go to ‘View’ link at the top > click on ‘Proof Setup’ > Select ‘Macintosh RGB’ or ‘Monitor RGB’ as per your need.

Note: Do check the profile of your file created in Mac Photoshop and also while saving the file in Mac. Just replicate the same profile in Windows Photoshop

If needed you can change to the earlier Windows Color Profile settings if you are working on a different file.

Hope this help designers to resolve the issue:-)

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6 Responses to Match the colors of Mac Photoshop with Windows

  1. Piry says:

    Ok why don’t OSX users change their Apple RGB to Windows RGB ?
    There are a lot more pc designers then mac designers, so I don’t quite understand …

    I’m curious … if you get a high quality calibrated monitor, design something on a pc using photoshop, and then display it on a mac … what will you see exactly ?
    Richer colors ? If so, I’d say the mac has the wrong color profile.

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  2. Great input!
    I know someone who can take lots of advantage of it.
    Thanks!

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  3. Rajveer says:

    I faced the similar problem when I switched to Mac around a year ago, and a kind post like this really helped me to get through 🙂

    Valuable post!

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  4. Thanks for the help…really informative post.

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  5. township design says:

    I take pleasure in, result in I discovered exactly what I used to be taking a look for.
    You’ve ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a
    great day. Bye

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  6. john hancock says:

    dont be so closed minded, the reproduction of color is just as good between both, i own both. But right now the photoshop job i did on my pc was saved on sRGB, looks great, but when ran on my mac on the same monitor it looks washed out.

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