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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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What is happening when I convert from a source color space AdobeRGB to a Canon photo paper profile?

I'm converting my photos in photoshop from the source space of Adobe RGB to the destination space of Canon PRO-100 LU 1/2 Photo Paper Pro Luster and when I do this my colors change very drastically, ...
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Is there any good method to invert a negative image (duplicated with a digital camera) in Lightroom?

I made some duplicates picture (of negatives) with my digital camera using a bellows and a repro-dia. The image is obviously in a negative format but in RAW. Is the invertion function exists in ...
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Is it possible to increase digital color depth via interpolation?

I have a set of photos that where scanned at 8 bit color depth. Is it possible to increase the color depth digitally? I realize just increasing the color depth would gain me nothing unless it also ...
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What do I need to take photos which accurately show small differences in color?

I am doing some lab work and need to take pictures of my results. I usually take photos with any available device, even a mobilephone camera would do it for me. Lately, I had some results of solids ...
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Have inkjet prints surpassed chemistry-based paper prints in terms of color gamut?

I occasionally send files to a print lab (WHCC) when I need prints larger than I can make at home (Epson R1900). They use a process where they expose the image from a digital file onto ...
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What's an easy way to batch assign (not convert) an ICC profile to .JPG and .CR2 Canon RAW files?

All of the files that comes out of my camera (Canon Rebel T3i) are not assigned a colorspace. Instead, all files the format IMG_XXXX.JPG/CR2 are implied sRGB and _MG_XXXX.JPG/CR2 are implied Adobe RGB ...
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How does light quality vary between fluorescent (CFL) and incandescent?

I have two sets of soft boxes. One has incandescent bulbs (3,200k) and the other uses compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL @ 5,500K). I'm trying to sort out some of my understandings regarding the light ...
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How can I correct a yellow tint in prints which formerly were properly colored?

I have been printing pictures for some time and all of a sudden they started coming out tinted in yellow. My goal is to print some Memory Books for my Grandchildren and I am unable to proceed like ...
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Does Earth's latitude affect the color of light?

I was talking with a friend about what conditions can affect color, gamma and white balance, and how to get in order these variables into the configuration to set up and get a good shot. Beside the ...
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Calibrating monitor (CRT) to match third vendor printer

I look for a long while an answer to this question here and on google, but there are too many answer for everything but not an answer for my specific problem. I've a work to sell and I need calibrate ...
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How do I change the saturation settings on my Pixma Pro 100?

I just purchased a Pixma Pro 100 to replace my Epson R2000 after it died; sad to say, Epson is no longer carrying the R2000. My prints on the Pro 100 are desaturated, and a little on the dark side. ...
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How do I process photos on a Mac so they look right on Windows computers?

Apple computers use another color profile different than the one used by Windows. Therefore, images are displayed differently in a Mac computer than in a Windows machine. Processing a picture in ...
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Can a Macbook Pro Retina display be properly calibrated?

I am considering buying the MacBook Pro with Retina display. However, I have been told that the Retina display seems to make images darker and more contrasty than when printed. I have been trying to ...
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What are techniques for enhancing visibility of photos under natural, outdoor daylight?

I'm trying to find techniques for making photos more visible under daylight (i.e., when daylight reflects off the photo displayed on a screen or print). Does anyone know of any photo editing ...
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Any ideas what would cause a Canon Pixma Pro-1 printer to produce a significantly substandard print in comparison to the Pro-10 or Pro-100?

After a discussion here about the current state of Ink Jet vs C-Type, I decided to try out some ink jet printers and got prints from Canon's full line of professional desktop photo printers. While ...
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Do the issues with sharpness I am seeing require AF fine-tuning?

I own a nikon D7000 with 18-105 lens. I am not happy with sharpness I get with autofocus in portraits. I read about front/back focusing, but I am not sure whether my gear has this issue. Is this issue ...
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How does the gray level in a target impact the true color after calibration

I'm trying to learn how to take photos that are color accurate. I'm testing on a newly painted wall in my kitchen, and has a biege paint with some green tone. ...
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Colour Management

I have a laptop. I have an Xrite colour display calibration tool. I have CS6. It may seem an idiotic question but in all my reading no one explains it simply. I profiled my monitor. It gave me a ...
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Gamma loaders on Windows 7/8: necessary or not?

I noticed that some monitor profiling software (like X-Rite i1 Display Pro, for one example) install their startup gamma loaders under Windows 7. Back in the XP days we used those utilities to load ...
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Why are colors more saturated on a wide gamut screen?

A wide gamut screen displays more than the sRGB color space. So why, with softwares that do not deal with ICC profiles, with a given color that has it's own place / value in the global color space, is ...
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Can a drop of a camera+lens cause AF calibration issues on either — or both — the lens and the body? What are the mechanics involved here?

My question is, if you drop a camera, and you think you might have an AF issue, what are the mechanics involved that might cause a mis-calibration? I can imagine that the lens has movable parts -- ...
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What color calibration device works best with a Dell U2711?

I have a Dell U2711 that I use for color critical work. I am wondering if anyone out there has tested multiple color correction devices and come up with a best use option for photoshop and working in ...
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Why am I getting a different look with Huey Pro on a LED monitor?

I own a Huey Pro and used it on CRTs, LCDs and my Mac Book Pro screen. Been using it fine with these screens until I bought a LED monitor. When calibrated with the Huey pro the LED monitor (connected ...
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Adobe RGB to sRGB conversion, why does the color change?

When I convert my photos from Adobe RGB colorspace to sRGB for browsers, the color slightly changes and I’m bothered by it. I know that sRGB covers a smaller space of colors so I won’t get an exact ...
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How do repair shops fix focus shifts on bodies lacking focus microadjustment feature?

For camera bodies without autofocus microadjustment capability, how do repair shops calibrate a specific body and a lens combination suffering from the focus shifts (back and/or front focusing)?
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In photoshop cs5 the color of my image changes when I enter full screen mode, how do I fix it?

I am working in PScs5 on a EIZO color edge monitor. When I open my image photoshop displays all of the colors fine. When I change to full frame viewing, the image color becomes very muted and washed ...
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Color space on Digital Rebel XT [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the difference between Adobe RGB and sRGB and which should I set in my camera? I have a Canon Digital Rebel XT and am wondering what color space I should use. My ...
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How can several gray card shots help with metamerism?

In a comment to my answer on gray card angles, @underarock mentioned having used several gray card shots at different angles to cope better with metamerism. This sounds intriguing, but I'm still not ...
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Gray card angle during custom white balance calibration - does it matter?

Do I have to have the gray card on a specific angle while taking a photo for custom white balance calibration? Or it is irrelevant? I am guessing that the gray card plane should be perpendicular (90 ...
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How can I calibrate two monitors individually in Windows7?

I have 2 monitors, a Dell U2410 and a Wacom Cintiq 12 UX. I have an eye1Match calibrator & software. I was told by the people @ Xrite, that even if I calibrate both devices, Windows will only ...
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Why do my image colors look drastically different in photoshop than lightroom on two calibrated monitors?

I am using Lightroom 5 and Photoshop cs5. I have two monitors, both are calibrated, (one is a better screen and more precise but they are very close.) When LR is open I can drag it from one screen to ...
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Questions to ask when using a professional printing service

I do lots of landscape photography. A friend of mine wants one of my photographs printed; I've never done this before! All of my photos are post-processed in Photoshop, and I only generate JPEG's for ...
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Why am I getting a cyan cast on Epson Claria printer only in the highest-res print mode?

I use an Epson R260 (Claria 6-color dye) printer with a continuous ink system supplied by Echostore.com for proofing. I use generic storebrand Staples photopaper for this. It's not super-white; it ...
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Why does opening Lightroom 4 cause a color shift to my entire display?

I have a MacBook Pro mid-2010, I am currently using "Color LCD" and every time I open Lightroom I notice a subtle color change on my display, it gets a little cooler. This also happens when I open the ...
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Is it possible to physically calibrate a Nikon 50mm 1.4G

Having just bought a Nikon D800, i decided to have a play with the 50mm 1.4G on it. I noteced it was back-focusing by about 2cm so tweeked the AF fine-tune. however thats now maxed out at -20 and its ...
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How do I use the ColorHug in Windows?

The open source ColorHug display colorimeter only works with Linux software. If I want to use it to color calibrate a Windows system, what do I do?
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Does “Proof Color” with “Monitor RGB” option in PS ensure that I see TRUE colors?

I seem to misunderstand color management based on comments in my previous question. Or I incorrectly asked me question so people give me wrong answers. Therefore I want to clarify my understanding of ...
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How do I force Adobe Camera Raw to use monitor color profile?

How do I force Adobe Camera Raw to use monitor color profile ? I shoot in RAW. sRGB is set on camera. The problem is that after I open my photo in Photoshop and enable "Proof Colors" (set to ...
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What color profile is being used in PS when Proof Colors is OFF?

What color profile is being used in PhotoShop when Proof Colors is OFF ? I always thought it's system color profile but it turns out it looks very different when I enable Proof Colors to "Monitor ...
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Has anyone tried the ColorHug?

Based on a previous question What cheap colour calibrators are available for Linux? One of the answers was ColorHug (from http://www.hughski.com). This seems quite value for money. Has anyone tested ...
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How does calibration of my monitor affect viewing of my photos on other monitors?

I asked a question about how hardware calibration works. The answer provided was this: These hardware calibration devices work by running a piece of software on the computer that displays a series ...
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Canon Pixma 9000 Mark II With Semi Gloss Paper Settings

So I just recently got a Canon Pixma 9000 Mark II printer and Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss 13 x 19 inch paper. **TLDR: See bolded question at bottom** Before printing with the 13x19 paper, I ...
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Is facebook applying some undetectable color profile or is firefox's color management nonsense?

I've been editing some casual photographs of a party, intending to post them on facebook for my friends to see, and today I uploaded these shots only to find color is horribly off (in firefox, as ...
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Color Management Books for Programmer [closed]

I would like to develop a color management library that converts images for display, handles color profiles, does color proofing etc. So far I found this book: Colour Management: Understanding and ...
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How do I quantify the quality of a scan relative to the original?

For example, I imagine scan quality factors to assess include: color reproduction, scale, optical resolution, etc. Only real comparison I have for what I'm attempting to understand is how a monitor ...
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Why do my sRGB exports from Lightroom look different from RAW files shown in the program even though my monitor can only show sRGB?

I have read tons of docs about color management over the Web, but there is something I can't understand. I have a screen that can only render the RGB color space. It is very well calibrated using ...
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Calibrating monitor for editing photos for publishing on web [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What software shows the most accurate version of a photograph for web viewing? I have a bunch of photos taken in rather difficult lighting conditions and I am trying to ...
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Can I use a Pantone Huey for multiple computers?

Can one device be used to calibrate several PCs? Can the PCs then be used at the same time? Do I need to have the device plugged in during normal use, or once the monitor is calibrated can I ...
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Why do my prints look different from what I see on my computer monitor?

I haven't printed any of my photos yet but I decided to give it a try. I am thinking of getting a printer of my own but before that I wanted to see how they would look. So, I simply printed one at the ...
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Can calibrating my laptop monitor remove the need to buy a better monitor?

I have a rather cheap HP laptop. I use it for retouching my photos. I have experienced a huge difference in final colors between this laptop and a Samsung LCD monitor, which I think is better. To be ...