One of the big problems is standardization. Without some sort of monitor
calibration, what you see is not what you get.
Next, applications don't always observe any system wide color settings the
same way. Finally, Vista has additional color oriented capabilities and
settings that may come into play. If that isn't bad enough, various video
drivers have settings that may or may not interact with the enhanced Vista
And color printers, scanners, and the like just add to the complexity and
A "standard" reference is
To start, pay particuliar attention to the Grey scale in the image.
For whatever reasons, Getty keeps moving the reference images around on it's
websites, so a direct reference is not reliable.
Without a lot more information as to how the systems are setup, it's really
difficult to come up with a cause/solution tree.
The following can easily occur between two "uncalibrated" XP or Vista
systems, due to differences in monitors and video card driver settings.
"They just was not able to see my darker blue
and was telling me they saw black, and my purple they saw as red,
lol, and I did not send the picture to my xp to see if it looked
right there before posting my other message"
"John Inzer" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Min. James R. Bellar wrote:
>> Sorry for some mis information, when I did an experiment of posting to
>> CimonesUnlimited website (as I also do thier homepage work) they said
>> it looked the same as I had sent them, I viewed it in vista and on my
>> xp and it is correct. They just was not able to see my darker blue
>> and was telling me they saw black, and my purple they saw as red,
>> lol, and I did not send the picture to my xp to see if it looked
>> right there before posting my other message. Sorry again. Maybe
>> switching everthing to my vista will work then I hope. I know it did
>> have the problem from my xp to vista colors. I'll have to keep
>> watching the vista to xps then. Thanks again,
>> "Min. James R. Bellar" <a-p-o-s-t-l-eRemoveAllemail@example.com>
>> wrote in message news:uxTp$ek9IHA.4468@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>>> Greetings +
>>> I do some graphical work for a person to make cutter files for
>>> them to make horse stall curtains. They usualy want a visual sent in
>>> a jpg format to approve. I was using Corel draw for my work on an
>>> xp. One day CimonesUnlimited (the stall curtian maker) got an email
>>> back from their client asking why the colors were not what they
>>> asked for. CimonesUnlimited did not know. For what I had sent them
>>> looked good on their computer also as well as mine. CimonesUnlimited
>>> was also using an xp. So I decided to send my file to one of my
>>> other Vista computers and it indeed did not show the right colors.
>>> Now I switched everything over to the vista and bought a new corel
>>> draw for vista and there is still the same problem now if I send
>>> from my vista to an xp the colors are way off. It acts like the jpg
>>> colors are different for the different operating systems? How can
>>> this be, and can anything be done? Not every jpg has differences so
>>> maybe it is a corel problem, and I may need to comtact them? Any
>>> suggestions? Thank you,
> Maybe the following articles would be worth a look:
> (939395) When you view an image in Windows
> Photo Gallery on a Windows Vista-based computer,
> the image is yellow
> Microsoft PhotoBlog Frequently Asked Questions:
> Read: "Q: Why do my photos have an odd color
> cast in the Photo Gallery (but look fine in the XP
> Picture and Fax Viewer and IE)?"
> Yellow pictures in Windows Photo Gallery
> John Inzer
> MS Digital Media MVP
> This is not tech support
> I am a volunteer
> Solutions that work for
> me may not work for you
> Proceed at your own risk