Photoshop Elements: Why is the photo in save for the web have different coloration from Elements edit photo?

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When I send my photo to save for the web from Elements 9 editiing the photo's colors are dark and very dull. If I cancel and go back to editing is photo is vibrant with color. I try again and still when I am in save for the web all color is dark and dull. If I save this photo the saved photo is this same dark and dull color. I have tried this over and over and still the same thing is happening.
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Marilyne.

When you go to Edit > Color Settings, what option is selected at the moment?
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Marilyne Bartos

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Always optimize colors for computer screens
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Marilyne Bartos

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Why is it not reproducing all the color information in .> save for the web.
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Try this:

Image > Convert Color Profile > and choose Convert to sRGB Profile.

Your monitor's calibration might be off. If the above works, you might need to calibrate your monitor.
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That's probably the correct answer.
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It now looks better. How do I calibrate my monitor? I still lost a little color in the second photo > save for the web.
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You will see a slight desaturation of some colors because sRGB has a smaller gamut than Pro Photo RGB - but sRGB is the color that most applications/browsers understand until more of them become color managed.
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Thank you. I manage the website for our Art Guild and want the paintings colors as true to the original art as possible. Sometimes I do bump up the color just a little because of the small size that I use on our website.