I am working in PScs5 on a EIZO color edge monitor. When I open my image photoshop displays all of the colors fine. When I change to full frame viewing, the image color becomes very muted and washed out. After this happens if I put it back to normal screen the colors stay muted. I can save the image, close it, and when it reopens the color are back to normal, like nothing happened. What is happening? I am very frustrated. I have calibrated my monitor twice and nothing has changed. I have never come across this before and I am totally stumped.

  • Just a suggestion. Did you check your video card recently? What is your video memory?
    – Sid
    Dec 21 '12 at 2:56
  • Question: Do you have more than one video card (integrated and discrete) and working on a laptop ? Dec 21 '12 at 4:16
  • I working on a tower (MAC OS X 10.7.4) , but I have two monitors (one is a mac and the other is an EIZO, the issue happens on both monitors. Im not even sure where to look to see if I have more than one video card.....
    – Azur
    Dec 21 '12 at 14:09

There has been some posted issues on this problem for CS5 at this link: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/colour_glitches_when_switching_to_fullscreen_mode_in_photoshop

An easy test is to turn off OpenGL Drawing in Preferences and see if the problem goes away. Hope this helps.

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    try to explain tye answer rather than simply putting a link :)
    – Sid
    Dec 22 '12 at 18:05
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    AHHH! THANK YOU! I think this will solve the problem. I will try tomorrow.
    – Azur
    Jan 2 '13 at 3:22
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    I tried changing my OpenGL Drawing in Preferences from Basic to Normal and my colors no longer shift. Thanks for the answer.
    – user19967
    May 16 '13 at 18:12
  • Turning off OpenGL Drawing worked for me as well. Nice to know I don't have to return the monitor.
    – user25506
    Jan 19 '14 at 17:34

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