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The process of managing color settings on various viewing/output devices (computer monitors, projectors, printers, etc) so that colors appear the same regardless of how an image is viewed.

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How do I use my screen calibration profile in Lightroom under wine?

I have a .icc monitor profile from my colorhug, which I use with GIMP and geeqie. I have xiccd running which sets the X11 _ICC_PROFILE atom to point at my .icc file. All the guides I've seen for ...
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How can I get my colours true for product photography?

I am struggling to get some colours correct in my product photography. I have used a gray card to set a custom white balance and also tried AWB in the camera, but still seem to have trouble getting ...
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Is there an automated way of color correcting using a color card in Capture One?

With the X-Rite Colorchecker Passport and their accompanying software, it's really simple to generate a DNG profile to get perfectly accurate colors in Lightroom. I want to know if there's a ...
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Why do my Photoshop/LR pictures look different on Facebook?

The left picture is the uploaded picture to Facebook, center picture is exported jpeg from photoshop and opened using Windows Photo Viewer, and right picture is open in Photoshop still. The center ...
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What are the pros and cons of doing ColorSync vs vendor matching?

When I print a photo on the Mac, I'm offered a choice between ColorSync and Vendor Matching: I'm assuming ColorSync does color management on the Mac and sends the printer a bitmap in its native ...
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How to calibrate 2 monitors identically?

Is it possible to calibrate correctly and identically (or nearly) 2 monitors? I'm really getting into more professionnal photography so I recently bought an external monitor, and a Spyder to calibrate ...
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How do I set the RGB values of my monitor to match 6000K for calibration?

I've read that the Kelvin temperature for my screens should be around 6000K but I only have RGB values for adjusting the colors. Does anyone know what would be the best R, G, B values that match ...
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How can I fix the Pantone Huey Pro colour cast problem?

After calibration using my Huey pro the screen gets a green cast.
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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 for photo editing?

One thing I would like to offer at events is to be able to show some of the night's photography on a big screen TV (or two) during the night. The quick setup will be an Eye-Fi Mobi Pro card in my ...
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Color correction based on known samples (that are not grey)

In Lightroom and other such programs, color temperature for lighting is easy with an eyedropper tool if you have a true neutral in the photo, such as a grey card. For a natural object, it gets you ...
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Oversaturated colors in Chrome (V43) on wide gamut monitor

I recently bought my first wide gamut monitor (Eizo CS420) and calibrated it using a Spyder4Pro. Everything appears to be working great in Lightroom and Photoshop, and I can finally appreciate the ...
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Why does Colorhug calibration with laptop and Linux Mint 17.1 come out very red?

I bought a ColorHug colorimter to calibrate my laptop's screen. My laptop is a Asus K53JE running Linux Mint 17.1 (Ubuntu 14.04). To calibrate the screen I plugged the colorhug and use Linux Mint ...
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How is the spectral response of a camera typically measured?

I cannot find any resources that detail a standardized method of measuring the spectral response of a camera. Does such a standard exist? Does anyone know how to do this? To give some context, I'm ...
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Color profile from calibration affects Windows' Preview

I recently bought an X-Rite i1 Display Pro that I used to calibrate my notebook. I had some problems with the calibration, but it turned out that my settings were not perfect and in the end I managed ...
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Will Sekonic's C-700 Spectromaster help me accurately capture light and color?

Sekonic announced the C-700 spectrometer for photography, video and cinema. I am a visual artist and I am creating a new project with photos of body art. I am very interested in accurate light and ...
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How is data in a camera's colorspace transformed into XYZ or a standard RGB space?

I have a canon 600d that says it uses sRGB. How is this even possible without having the same spectral sensitivity spectrum as a standard observer? It is possible to define the matching functions of ...
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How to get Lightroom to render JPEG photos the same as on the 60D LCD?

I really like the way my photos appear on my Canon 60D LCD screen. However, when I import them into my computer using EOS Utility 2 and then into Lightroom 3, they are not the same. For example, the ...
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Colour matching with Photoshop and Canon IP7250

After having used a HP multifunction printer for some time, today I upgraded to a Canon Pixma IP7250 inkjet. I'm having serious difficulties making the prints resemble the images on screen, an issue I ...
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How do I calibrate two displays to the same color? (LCD, LED backlight and CCFL backlight)

I've got two displays. One is approximately six years old: Fujitsu P24-5 ECO (LCD/IPS, CCFL backlight), the other one is a DELL U2412M (LCD/IPS, LED backlight). I've tried to color calibrate both ...
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X-Rite i1 Display Pro - settings for a notebook

I recently bought a digital colorimeter from X-Rite, precisely an i1 Display Pro. I tried different configurations, with and without Flare Correct, small and huge color palette, with and without ...
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Is it possible to do non-destructive JPG color correction?

I would like to perform color correction on my photos before printing so that my workflow will create reproducible prints. (i.e. the lab corrects my photos and I print them again later, they may be ...
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How to read a film color response chart?

This is partially a follow up to my first question where people provided information about color response charts. I was wondering how to read them. Take for example this one from Kodak: This image ...
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Prints are too dark when printing from computer, but not from SD card

I have a weird problem. I have an Epson XP 820 printer, brand new. I have been trying to print photographs and running into a problem where the printed photo (printed from photoshop or picasa or ...
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Preparing/using a camera color profile using IT8 target on Linux/Darktable

In my photo processing workflow I use Darktable to handle the CR2-to-TIFF/JPEG conversion, however I frequently struggle with getting the colors right. As the first step toward correct colors I am ...
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How to select “white point” before calibrating a monitor with Spyder3 [duplicate]

My Samsung monitor has the following Color Modes Cool 2 Cool 1 Normal Warm 1 Warm 2 With factory settings, the monitor has a minor red tint; if I switch to Cool 1, it looks normal; whites look ...
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Lightroom 5 colour profile issue

I have just noticed that lightroom 5.7 exports every jpeg with AdobeRGB profile embedded, no matter what profile I select in export dialog box, Anyone has an idea why?
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Does the right calibration temperature for my monitor depend on season?

I just bought X-rite calibration kit but one thing makes me curious. Should I set colder white point (6500K) for summertime and warmer (5000K) for winter? Will global warming cause atmospheric effects ...
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Effective viewing of Margulis' latest tome

I just got Modern Photoshop Color Workflow by Dan Margulis, and it appears to be self-produced and only available from him (via Amazon or other brokers, though). Given the subject, I suppose he has ...
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Printing Profile Targets Using ColorSync Utility in Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10)

I am trying to print a color profiling target (created with Argyll) using the ColorSync Utility in Mac OS X 10.10. Unfortunately, the option "Print as Color Target" is always greyed out. In some ...
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How to save large photos with web safe colors?

When I'm done in photoshop I always use save for web to take care of color management so it looks the way I want in the jpeg, but it won't let me save photos any larger than 8191 pixels on a side, ...
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How to adjust colours displayed on MacBook Pro?

I'm trying to print photos from Aperture on my MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) via commercial printers. 4 different printers have consistently printed my photos looking more green than they look on ...
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How can I adjust white balance for many photos by the same amount in Lightroom?

I own Lightroom 5 and I've been running a quite stable workflow for several years, including calibration of the monitor and the printer. In the past I printed my photos on my own and I was pleased ...
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What is the relationship between ICC profiles and the color modes of my wide-gamut monitor?

I bought an LG 27MB85Z-B monitor, and I have a few questions about its operation and colour calibration. It comes with its own calibration software LG True Color Pro and I am using Spyder3Express ...
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How can I calibrate a Dell U2412M for 100% of Adobe RGB?

My in-warranty Dell U2412M monitor is wide gamut, and I've set it for Adobe RGB. Yet when I calibrate the monitor with a Spyder 4 by DataColor, I can only get 79% of the RGB color gamut. How can I ...
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Color spaces for large prints / and or web

I am using a MacBook Pro (2011) and edited a photo from camera raw into photoshop. The color space is set to sRGB within photoshop. I used Lightroom to export to JPEG while ensuring that the color ...
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Why does enabling color management make my colors desaturated?

Here's a pair of screenshots of the same image, as displayed in Geeqie. On top is the version with color profiles disabled (on the View -> Color Management menu). On bottom is the default, with ...
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Raw image looks different in Camera Raw 6.7 than when opened in Photoshop CS5

I know a similar question has been posted before, however, I am now not referring to a preview image, but the same .dng -file first processed to look good in Camera Raw and when I click "Open Object" ...
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Different perspective of view in a Display [duplicate]

I love to shoot raw. I have a desktop with a 20 inch LG HD LED Monitor, and most of my post-processing is done using DPP (Digital Photo Professional). I also have an HP Compaq 15-s001TU Notebook. I ...
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Is CMYK less blue than sRGB?

When comparing the sRGB and CMYK color spaces, the sRGB color space encompasses much more blue than the CMYK does. Open Photoshop using sRGB as the color space. Fill the entire image with blue ...
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For photos that end up on the web, does Adobe RGB matter? [duplicate]

To pay the bills I am a developer first, web stuff mainly. All of my photography, so far, has just ended up on the web, and I don't think that that will change anytime soon. I shoot in RAW and then ...
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What is the purpose of gamma correction in today's screens and how does it relate to graphics and photography?

I am getting quite confused with the purpose of gamma correction and the relationship between gamma corrected and uncorrected images in terms of graphics and photography as well as color management in ...
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CIE Chromatic Diagram explainment

The MacAdam Ellipse is applied in the CIE Chromatic Diagram. I understand that humans distinguish some colors better then other colors (that's why the shape is eliptic / a horseshoe / inverted ...
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How to view the gamut of my printer?

I'm recently unsatisfied with my prints from my printer Epson 3880. The color is simply out of gamut of my image (flowers with vivid colors). I checked with different ICC profiles in color sync and ...
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Printer color calibration software for “manual” calibration

I don't think that I need professional calibration for my printer (its for private use, and an MX925 only anyways) but I thought that since I have a color checker passport, there might be some way to ...
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RGB working color space that uses the L* tone response curve?

There are a couple of RGB color spaces out there - LStar-RGB.icc and ProStarRGB.icc- that use the L* tone response curve. What's the supposed advantage of using the L* TRC over using a gamma curve as ...
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Is it possible to reproduce a colour tone (of any photos) perfectly (by curves)?

Is it possible to mimic a colour tone perfectly? (most likely using curves.) For example, I want my photos taken by my digital camera having the colour tone of the film-photographs (let's say ...
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Do I have to do camera calibration every shoot?

I bought a xrite color checker export. I understand that for white balance, I'm suppose to shoot the card every shoot. Because the whitebalance is different in every environment. But what about ...
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How can I copy all metadata, including color profiles, from one jpg to another?

I tried exiftool -tagsFromFile but it seems to skip color profile exif.
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Using a standard color chart do I need to create profiles for my body/lens combo for multiple lighting conditions?

I have the x-rite color checker and I've read that I should create profiles for each body/lens combination and some places even say for each lighting condition, though I have to wonder if that last ...
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Is it possible to “apply” a color profile to an image?

The question title is not very representative but I couldn't think of a better one. I have an image in JPEG format with a color profile embedded into it. If I open that image in a program that ...