PHOTOSHOP - When exporting files as layer comps, the various colors come out very different.

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I have a document where the various layers change the color of an image (red version, blue version, yellow version, etc.).  I create a layer comp for each version but upon export, the colors are really messed up and nothing like the original.
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christoph pfaffenbichler, Champion

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Could you please post screenshots to illustrate the issue? 

Do you embed the ICC profile when exporting? 

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Yes, absolutely.  Thank you. 

Here is a picture of the last layer comp - basically a digital frame I am working on.  A lovely Red color. 




And then I did File, Export Layer Comps and this is the color that comes out:




I would be happy to give you a link to the file at this point too.  I'm desperate and really frustrated. 
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Could you provide the file for testing (if you want a low resolution version or mess up the shape of the Layers or whatever you feel uncomfortable sharing)? 

Is the ICC profile embedded in the exported image? Which format? 
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The colors are all messed up for every layer comp.  Highly annoying.
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/o58c1wkj3cewpbt/Frame%201ab.psd?dl=0

I'm not too worried about sharing.  A simple frame for a teacher project. I'll break the link later.  I tried exporting as PNG-24 and it seems to work (why I didn't think of that).  By why won't it export as PNG-8?  ICC was checked so that wasn't the problem.  Thanks for your help.  And for teaching me :)  I do appreciate it!
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PNG-24 should be better with regards to the transparency anyway but I am stumped on the PNG-8 issue – Image > Mode > Color Table seems to contain plenty of colors that would represent the main of the body of the objects better.