Color Black not showing up properly

Not sure why this is happening, but I have an image that has a black background. When I see the image in Freeway while i’m editing the page, it looks fine. But after I publish it, the color’s arent coming out great, and the black looks really dull.

Here’s a link to the site
www.studio18design.com

And this is what the image is suppose to look like:


Freeway converts this image to a jpg, and i put the quality at 100%, is there anything else to do?


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Freeway converts this image to a jpg, and i put the quality at 100%,
is there anything else to do?

Yep, don’t change the quality to something that high - the
compression won’t make a major difference to colour (except when so
heavily squashed that details get blurred/blocked out).

And try setting this as a GIF instead. JPEG is really best for
photographic-style content while GIF is best for crisp line-art work.

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So I’ve changed the image type to GIF, and the quality is significantly better. But the black is still not as dark as it should be, and there is still a noticeable difference between the image and the background. Any thoughts?


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But the black is still not as dark as it should be

It all looks good to me…

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Looks OK to me, too.

In print, if the black isn’t dark enough you can make a multi-color or rich black rather than just 100K. Not sure if that applies to web graphics.

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In print, if the black isn’t dark enough you can make a multi-color
or rich black rather than just 100K. Not sure if that applies to web
graphics.

Nope, don’t worry about that. ‘Rich black’ and its variants is used
because of the realities of print processes and ink behaviour, things
that don’t apply for screen production. If it is an RGB black (zero
output in all three RGB channels) then it is black. At least, it is
as black as the visitor’s monitor can display.

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you guys really dont have “different” blacks on your screen when you visit my site?

www.studio18design.com

this is a screenshot of what i see:


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Nope. Your site looks black and your screen shot looks black.

FireFox 3.5.3 and Safari 4.0.2 iMac.

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Sometime around 2/10/09 (at 15:09 -0400) kunal said:

you guys really dont have “different” blacks on your screen when you
visit my site?

I checked the graphic in Photoshop, and yes, there is a subtle
difference. On the left, RGO is 0,0,0, but elsewhere it is 10,11,11.
This is very dark, and will look pretty much like black on most
displays. But I guess your settings show very dark shades a little
lighter than most so you see the difference.

What format is your original source graphic? Is it perhaps CMYK?

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