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When you insert into Publisher 2002 a CMYK Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) image that was created and saved in Adobe PhotoShop, you may notice that the colors displayed are different from the original. Also, when you print a composite with a CMYK TIFF image, the colors that are printed are different from the original.
Typically, reds have too much blue, and are displayed and printed as purple. Yellows have too much red, and are displayed and printed as orange. Blues are too dark.
Microsoft Office XP and Microsoft Publisher 2002 use GDI+ to convert CMYK TIFFs. GDI+ adheres to the ICC (International Color Consortium) Standards and looks for the image's color profiles, based on the ICC standard location. Adobe PhotoShop version 5.0 and more recent versions support the ICC standard location for placing the color profile within the TIFF file.
Adobe PhotoShop 4.5 and earlier versions do not support the ICC Standard location for placing the color-profile information within a TIFF file. These versions of PhotoShop place the color-profile information in a private location within the TIFF file. GDI+ is unable to read the correct color values from images that are saved in these earlier versions.
To work around this problem, use one of the following methods.
Method 1Using Adobe PhotoShop version 5 or 5.5:
Method 2Save the CMYK TIFF from Adobe PhotoShop as an EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) graphic with preview. Publisher supports the CMYK information from the EPS graphic, regardless of the Adobe PhotoShop version, and processes it correctly for on-screen and as a composite print.
Method 3Using Microsoft Office Document Imaging:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.