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Color Variations between Lightroom and Photoshop Elements

10 November 2014 - 12:54 AM

My images change color when I go from Lightroom to Photoshop Elements and then back to Lightroom.  Very frustrating - what's up???


HOW DO I KEEP THE COLOR CONSISTENT when I go from Lightroom to PS Elements?????  


I manage my raw files in Lightroom and do most of my editing there.  If an image has a lot of scatter I make ONLY those fixes in PS Element.  When I'm done with the back scatter I save the file in PS Elements and it then magically appears back in Lightroom.  Very slick.  Problem is that by the time the photo gets back into Lightroom the colors have changed (sometimes significantly).  Its particularly bad with the blues (which turn purple).


I've tried a number of things, including:

-Setting the preferences in Lightroom so that the external editor has both a TIFF or PSD file format (I have tried both formats)

-Making sure both software programs are using the same color space at the same time (I've tried both sRGB and ProPhotoRGB)

-I've set Lightroom's external editor bit depth to 8-bit depth to align with PS Elements 8-bit depth


I'm at a loss!


Any suggestions?


PS - the RAW editor in PS Elements does not come up when I pull my RAW images from Lightroom into PS Elements.  Does that provide a clue?


See photo attached.... I made no color changes between the two images.  The difference is before and after using Photoshop Elements as the external editor.  The more purple photo has been edited (for scatter only) in PS Elements. This is what it looks like when it comes back


Color calibration for multiple monitors - on the cheap

23 June 2014 - 01:05 PM

Is there an inexpensive yet accurate way of calibrating color on multiple monitors?  The color on my laptop is so messed up that I really hesitate doing any post processing in the field.  When I bring the images home, and view them on my desktop, it is obvious the color on the image processed on my laptop, is way off.   When I print the image on my home printer - or even - on a commercial printer - I get yet another color permutation.  Any suggestions?  Can I rent a device?  Is there a DIY method? ???


How to I calibrate color on multiple monitors and printers without spending a lot of money :-)



Best, inexpensive set up for snorkeling with whalesharks?

16 June 2014 - 08:35 AM

I'm looking for an inexpensive, compact sized, camera or camera/housing combo, SPECIFICALLY for shooting whilst snorkeling with whale sharks, dolphins on an upcoming liveaboard trip to Mexico. 


I already have a UW M4/3 set up with 2 strobes, nauticam housing, including a 7-14 lens and dome port - BUT I want a small, cheapie device for 2 days of snorkeling.

I don't really want to lug my  M4/3 set up around for 2 days of snorkeling.  Any suggestions?


REQUIREMENTS:  Lightweight, small, wide angle, waterproof, inexpensive ($200 USD +/-)

NICE TO HAVEs (but not requirements):  RAW, 130 foot +, built in flash, video


Maybe the best idea is to use my M4/3 set up and buying a new little camera is not advisable/necessary.


Ideas and opinions welcomed.


Thanks so much!!!

SOLA 1200 - $425

16 November 2013 - 08:29 PM

Light and Motion SOLA 1200 Underwater Dive Video L.E.D Light


Sola 1200 Video Dive Light, black travel case, charger and mounting kit.  MSRP $700.  Selling for $425

See pictures attached.



SOLA Description



Sola dive lights, by Light and Motion, have a factory sealed body = no flooding worry.

Control is accomplished with a magnetic slider on the top of the body. Slide forward or back to turn on. Hold forward or back to turn off. Rotate to lock. Smart Dashboard: Three indicator lights behind the bezel report battery status, output setting, and charge status; slide forward to increments the power levels. Sola Dive 1200

  • Output: 1200 Lumens Flood, 500 Lumens Spot
  • Beam angle 60 degrees flood/12 degrees spot
  • Run Time:  high = 70 minutes, Medium = 140 Minutes, Low = 280 minutes
  • Charge Time
  • Battery: Rechargeable built-in Lithium Ion 2 cell
  • Charger:  2 Amp
  • Dimensions 56 mm x 102 mm
  • State of the art ultra bright L.E.D (Light Emitting Diode Technology)
  • High Intensity White L.E.D. light travels farther underwater for maximum visibility and truer colors
  • Shock and Impact resistant L.E.D. bulbs

Compatible with the following mounting options (not included):

  • D-Ring Kit
  • T-Handle
  • Pistol Grip
  • Video Locline Mount
  • Photo Ball Mount
  • YS Mount

Light and Motion is the first dive light company to test and certify their lights in accordance with the ANSI/NEMA FL-1 Standard.