Texture changes color upon import


#1

Hi.

I’m having a strange issue. I’m trying create a material using a photo of a brick wall as a texture. But when I select my texture it’s changing color from reddish to brownish (first image below). It’s a photo I’ve taken myself and saved as a jpeg. If I instead select a texture I have downloaded from the internet the color is correct (second image).

Can anyone tell what I’m doing wrong with my own image?

Thank you in advance.

Best regards, Kenneth


#2

It seems likely that the color space in SketchUp is different from that in your image. That is, in each situation the binary R,G,B values in the image are translated to screen colors via a lookup table. If a different table is used, the hues may shift. Photoshop, for example, has an option to export an image using colors suitable for web pages. An image downloaded may already have a color space that is compatible with SketchUp whereas your image may have a different one.


#3

That makes a lot of sense actually. Thanks a lot. I’ll try and experiment with the image in Photoshop and see if I can match the color space.

Thank you for the advice :slight_smile:


#4

You should begin with the sRGB color space…