I have a photo (
photo_A.jpg), taken on a post-sunset beach, for which I want to reduce some noise. I do so using the luminance noise reduction technique from Adobe Camera Raw, open the image in Photoshop CS5, and save another version (
photo_B.jpg) of the photo. The settings used to save the JPEG were: maximum quality (12) and the Baseline("Standard") format option.
Now when I observe both the versions using Picasa 3, I see that there is quite considerable color loss in
photo_B. But when I compare them using Windows Photo Gallery or even Photoshop CS5, I don't see any color loss!
In fact, the only change I see between
B is the exact noise reduction that I'd hoped for. So, I decided to upload both the pics on Flickr and see what it looks like. And guess what... I see the same color loss for
photo_B on Flickr as well.
As a result, I have the following questions:
- Should I trust Picasa more than Photoshop to 'view' my images?
- What would be the best software to view the images, so I can expect that that's exactly how they'll look online?
- Am I missing something very basic while saving the images from Photoshop?
I hardly dabble with color profiles etc. and hence have little knowledge about them.