Color profile for TIFF images

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What color space do you recommend for images? I created my pdf from InDesign using TIFF files in Adobe RGB 1998, tagged. When I preview the pdf (Unseen Hamptons: Baymen) on my computer, it looks fine. However, when I preview the image on your site, the skin tones have a green cast. This usually means that the color profile is not being read. Is the on-screen preview accurate? If so, why is the ICC profile not being read?

Thanks

-jl

PS, I'm not crazy about having to use another site, with another password, user id, sign in process, etc. to get tech support. I'd much rather see it integrated into your site.
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You can use any colorspace for images you like. Most people use AdobeRGB 1998.

The preview on the website is meant to show a rough approximation of what the issue will look like, but should not be used for exact color proofing, due to uncontrollable variances in browser/display color settings.

So we recommend uploading your PDF and ordering a proof to see the colors firsthand. You can do this without publishing the issue, so no one will see it but you.