Keeping Your Color Consistent Between Lightroom and Photoshop

Hi Gang: First, sorry for missing yesterday’s post. I was flying back from Amsterdam with an early flight, and I just kinda ran out of time. Plus, with all the weed and stuff over there…(just kidding, just a joke). 😉

Anyway, today we’re looking at going back and forth between Lightroom and Photoshop and, if you do that, I’m sure you want consistency in your color between the two programs, right? Right! That’s why you might want to change your color space in Photoshop to match Lightroom’s default color space of ProPhoto RGB.

Color settings

You do this under Photoshop’s Edit menu: choose Color Settings, then in the Working Spaces section up top, from the RGB pop-up menu, choose ProPhoto RGB (as seen above).

If you prefer to work in the Adobe RGB (1998) color space in Photo­shop, then just make sure you send your photo over to Photoshop in that color space by doing this:

Color settings2

(1) Go to Lightroom’s Preferences dialog, click on the External Editing tab up top
(2) Then under Edit in Photoshop, for Color Space, choose AdobeRGB (1998) (as seen above).

Now your images will appear in Photoshop in the same color space as you’ve set-up in Photoshop.

Hope that helps. 🙂

Have a great Tuesday everybody!


P.S. If you’re into Travel Photography, you’re invited to join me, RC and Brad for a free Travel Photography webcast about our trip to Dubai. It’s this Thursday (two days from now) at 7pm New York Time. Here’s the link to register for the free Webcast. See you then!