Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2011 2:04 PM (in response to KV3SPA)
I'm having the same problem. I thought it was a CMYK / RGB thing, since I'm exporting images out of Illustrator, but even in RGB colorspace, the colors in my image are washed out in Keynote. And I tried jpg as well as png; same problem. Very annoying.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 20, 2011 3:15 PM (in response to KV3SPA)
I fixed the problem after playing around with some of the color correction settings on the files. Turns out, 10.6 handles color data differently. I have the solution documented at work. If you don't see me post it up in a few days, remind me and I'll do so.
Turned out to be as simple as applying a default color profile to the file so the OS for "interpret" the color data correctly. Otherwise, the file loads up with system defaults and it doesn't look right.
I support astronomers, so correct color data is very important.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 21, 2011 11:57 AM (in response to KV3SPA)
Aah! Thank you, that was exactly the clue that I needed! I had exported the image out of Illustrator, which I don't believe allows you to specify a color profile. I opened the .png back up in Photoshop, changed the color profile to Monitor, and re-saved it. That did the trick!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 5:12 AM (in response to KV3SPA)
I am trying to fix this problem. Could you update your solution here?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 11:57 AM (in response to lasse220)
- Open your image file in Photoshop
- Edit > Convert to Profile...
- Under Destination Space, select "Generic RGB Profile"
- Save or Save for Web
- Bring into Keynote
The colors should now look consistent between Photoshop and Keynote.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2014 10:47 PM (in response to zoe wolverine)
I figure that the root problem is not from any image imported to Keynote.
When I have a text on Keynote and export it into video, even the text color got "washed out".
Any solution for this?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2014 1:50 AM (in response to skywalkersg)
Apple Menu > System Preferences > Displays > Color > Use Generic RGB profile
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2014 2:18 AM (in response to KV3SPA)
Thank you for your reply, Gary. I quickly did it but it's still washed out.
I took a comparison screenshot you can see here
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2014 6:34 AM (in response to KV3SPA)
i have nearly the same problem - my colours are wahsed out when i generate a pdf out of keynote.
I used to do my portfolios with keynote and they are about 40 pages with 1-3 pictures on one page. If i will have to change the colourprofile of every image in photoshop i will get crazy!!!
this cant be the only solution?
any other ideas?
changing the display-colour does not help eighter!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2014 10:12 AM (in response to spetzial)
You imply that you are printing images out to paper as an end product.
Keynote is not designed for this and you should use Pages instead.
Other Applications designed for printing are also available; Word, Text Edit Indesign etc etc.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2014 8:55 PM (in response to spetzial)
currently yes that's the only solution as I make images darker first before throwing to Keynote