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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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Why doesn't Aperture show black as black?

Aperture seems to be displaying my images brighter than they actually are -- this makes colors seem washed out and makes it very difficult to accurately adjust the black point and other exposure ...
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What's the best way to calibrate my wide-gamut display used with two different computer systems?

I have a Dell U2410 monitor hooked up to two computers: a Windows machine via HDMI, and my MacBook Pro (running Lion) via DisplayPort. The output from Windows is great: colours are true and text is ...
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How to calibrate Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 screen? [closed]

Is there a way to calibrate the screen of a Samsung Galaxy 10.1 (an Android tablet)? Apparently most tablets have a bad color reproduction, but I could not find any way to fix it. I own a Datacolor ...
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How do I check for slightly off white colour on an IPS monitor?

Hey everyone I recently took some shot of a model wearing my products against a white roll of paper. They turned out great but of course I had to do adjustments. Anyways the issue I'm having is the ...
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Do I need to calibrate my monitor to match my printer?

I just purchased the Canon MG8220 all-in-one photo printer. To get the most accuracy with my photo prints, do I need to calibrate my monitor to match the printer? I am running OSX Lion on a 2011 iMac ...
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How does a display calibration device like the Spyder 3 work?

I was looking up information about monitor calibration and came across the Spyder 3 Express, Pro, and Elite. How does the Spyder 3 work to calibrate your monitor correctly?
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How can I prevent photos losing vibrancy when printed?

I take a number of landscape photos which I then do quite a bit of post production work with in photoshop elements 9. When I take them to my local photographic shop (I am not talking Boots etc) and ...
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How do you use Kodak Color Control Patches for photo color/tone restoration?

If you look at a source like Library of Congress royalty free gallery, they go an extra step beyond just dumping a bunch of images, but provide them with Kodak Color Control Patches. This is nice, ...
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How can I evaluate the colour accuracy of my photos?

I have noticed that the colours in my photos are quite dependant on the medium on which I am viewing them — the camera LCD, computer monitor, TV, digital photo frame and print. So, something that ...
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How to get colors right with Nikon D300?

With my Nikon D300 I have been photographing dahlias. I have been unable to get accurate colors of some of the flowers particularly in the magenta-violet range. I have adjusted white balance manually ...
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How can I get accurate photo colors on a laptop screen?

My editing mainly involves these things: Adjusting the colors, white balance , brightness (slightly , to get that subtle combination) Cropping of the images. I have recently bought a laptop and I ...
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What software shows the most accurate version of a photograph for web viewing?

I have a photo (photo_A.jpg), taken on a post-sunset beach, for which I want to reduce some noise. I do so using the luminance noise reduction technique from Adobe Camera Raw, open the image in ...
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Can I use the Huey Pro with correction disabled?

As far as I know the Pantone Huey Pro works like this: First it tries to get the most out of the monitor by manipulating the color lookup table of the graphics adapter ("correction") and then it ...
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How to find the color profile/space used by a photo?

Some of my photos look different because I was not careful with saving with or without color profile. Now I would like to be able to find out what color profile is used by an image. Is there a simple ...
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How do I adjust the color balance on a Nikon D300?

First of all let me clarify here. I am aware of the color balance feature on the Nikon D300 and I generally use Auto, so this isn't about that aspect of color balance. My camera has a tendency to ...
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What are the proper Photoshop settings for the most consistent color on screen?

There are some in-depth answers on the topic of color profiles including this one by jrista, but it all makes my head spin, and I suspect I'm not alone. I'd like to ask a question that will hopefully ...
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If I assign a profile to my monitor in Gnome Color Manager, should I also enable that profile in Gimp?

I finally got around to using dispcalGUI to profile my monitor under Linux. Now, having assigned that profile system-wide using Gnome Color Manager (or the Xfce Color settings dialog), there's a ...
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How to choose a good external monitor for photo editing

I have a 13 inch macbook pro and its about the only computer I own. I'm very much into photography these days and the small 13" screen somehow doesn't feel adequate to get a real feel of the photos. ...
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What is being set with Micro Focus Adjustment?

An autofocus system is system based on a feedback loop, where the AF sensor error reading if fed back to the lens focus motor. Being a closed loop, then theoretically there should be no focusing ...
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How do color spaces like sRGB and Adobe RGB overlap?

Is sRGB included in Adobe RGB, and Adobe RGB included in ProPhoto RGB? Meaning that a photo in a "lower space" will look like exactly the same in a "higher space", e.g. a sRGB photo will look like ...
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Why do JPEGs only look right when exported from Lightroom in sRGB color space?

When I export RAW photos (Nikon D5000 NEF photos converted in DNG format by lightroom) as JPEG, the only way to get the same color as the original photo is by setting the sRGB color profile in the ...
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Why are my photos slightly yellower than they should be on iPad 1st gen?

I just transferred some photos from my Macbook to my iPod Touch and my iPad 1st gen. I found that photos on my iPad are a tad warmer than they are on my Macbook and my iPod Touch. Has anyone ...
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How are ‘stills’ lenses calibrated differently to ‘motion picture’ lenses?

I was watching this promo video about the new Sony PMW-F3 and one of the DOPs mentioned that stills and motion picture lenses are calibrated differently. This is around the 4 minute mark in the video. ...
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Colors while scanning a cross-processed film: why [not] so vivid?

In this question I am trying to understand the nature of colors in scanning cross-processed films. I've thought that I'm okay with photoshop, with subtractive and additive colors etc etc etc, but ...
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How do I color calibrate a printer?

I know there are devices for calibrating monitors and I've heard of similar devices being used for printers, but how does that process work? What does the device do with the printer to calibrate it? ...
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Multiple Monitors Seperate Color Profiles?

I have a huey color one and i can only color calibrate one monitor with one color profile. How do you save different color profiles for each monitor? My computer runs on Windows 7 and i use 2 ...
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Are the colors in these pictures from retouching or color correction?

I was wondering the way of getting this kind of effect (colors) http://www.flickr.com/photos/malinthepix/5729985347/in/photostream http://www.flickr.com/photos/malinthepix/5384563043/in/photostream ...
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What are the statistics on users posting photos to the web with a color profile embedded?

I am coming from StackOverflow, from this question specifically: How to stop GD2 from washing away the colors upon resizing images? Summary: I have a photo gallery website on which the image resizing ...
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Do all monitors do (or need) calibration?

I need to buy a new monitor and I do not want to spend hours calibrating. I have an Apple pro laptop and I use Adobe Photoshop. Do all monitors do calibration? I was told that the Apple monitor does ...
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Does Color Eyes Display Pro have advantages over the software that came with my colorimeter?

I would like to know if there are any advantages to using this calibration software package instead of the ones that came with my colorimeter (a Spyder 2 Express)? I've read a number of reviews ...
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Why not use a camera as a colorimeter?

Clearly to achieve reliable results, it is essential to calibrate key parts of the imaging pipeline - particularly the computer display on which images are edited. Few seem to question the ...
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Laser Printers: Widest Pantone Gamut?

Which laser printer models have the widest Pantone color gamut? -- old or new models are acceptable.
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How many colors and shades can the human eye distinguish in a single scene?

How many distinct colors, shades, hues, and tints can the average person distinguish in a single scene? In other words, what's the theoretical bit-depth required to be sure of recording a photograph ...
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Why isn't the xvYCC color space seeing uptake for still photography?

For the last fifteen years, sRGB has been the primary standard for computer monitors (and for consumer-level printing). That's changing now, as wider-gamut LED-backlit monitors become common. Usually, ...
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Do ICC profiles support for different color characteristics for different parts of the image (i.e. near the edges)?

I believe ICC profiles are mostly used for color equalization; and I wonder whether they can be used to correct spatial differences within the images (e.g. vignetting). I would like to know if the ...
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What should I consider when designing my physical environment for photo editing?

I am in the process of building a controlled environment in which to edit photos. Other questions have addressed the gamut, the monitor and color calibration, but for the most accurate display of ...
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What is colour profile and how does one go about it in a digital workflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are Color Profiles and where would I find information on using them properly? I've seen choices either sRGB and AdobeRGB in my camera and a whole plethora more in ...
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How can I know the color capabilities of my monitors?

I've read around a lot on the whole color-management thing. Gamut. Calibration... How can I know what my monitor is capable of? At home I have a Samsung 220wm and at work I have some older IBM ...
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Photo printers that don't need calibration?

I am looking for a new photo printer, something in the price range of Canon PIXMA Pro9000/9500 Mark II or Epson Stylus Photo 1400/R2880. If I am using papers and colour profiles provided by the ...
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Where can I find good test image(s) to send to a print lab?

I am looking for a good test image to send to a print lab, to test my system's color calibration. I'll be sending my own photos too, of course, but I would also like to include one or two test images ...
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Do monitor calibration tools adjust screen brightness too?

I recently had an online lab print some of my photos and they all came out far darker than I was seeing them on my monitor. They also sent me a calibration print which I could compare to the same ...
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How can I validate my monitor's color calibration?

I just finished re-calibrating my display using ArgyllCMS and my Pantone Huey, and I would like to validate somehow that I've done it correctly. How can I do so simply, without buying more stuff? ...
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How to estimate colour temperature of the illuminant from a photograph of a standard colour chart?

I am working on a digital still camera. I need to compute the colour temperature of the illuminant programmatically using some algorithm (not using a third party tool from Adobe or etc.). In my case ...
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How do I get Spyder3Express to work on a Mac OS X dual screen setup?

I've heard that Spyder3Express applies one calibrated colour profiles on multiple screens, hence they try to get you to upgrade to the Pro version and twice the price for that pleasure. Can owners ...
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What cheap colour calibrators are available for Linux?

I have several computers (at work, at home, laptops, etc.) that all display my photos differently. Alas, it's time to get a colour calibration device — but which to choose? I am no professional, so ...
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After monitor calibration colors on my two monitors are still different, why?

I have a pair of pretty nice monitors (HP ZR30w) which I calibrated with a pretty good calibrator (i1-Pro) and after I calibrated both they still show colors every so slightly differently. My left ...
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Soft 24-105L images

I'm getting a huge number of very soft images from my 24-105L using a 40D and I'm wondering if calibration would help. I can't micro adjust on the 40D itself. I have also yet to get around to setting ...
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What white point temperature should I set my LCD monitor to?

I've got the Xrite Eye One Display 2, and tried the advanced calibration today for the first time. It asked what white point I wanted, and had a default of 6500K. I didn't realize that was up for ...
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Vibrant colors in pictures

what are the settings on my camera that I should be concentrating on getting vibrant colors in my pics. I sure can take a picture in RAW and play with it in photoshop and get all I want, but I'm ...
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How can I ensure proper color rendition with browsers on wide gamut displays?

When editing for the web, everyone will recommend you to use sRGB, since a lot of browsers don't offer color management, and most browsers will interpret all images as being sRGB anyway. This is ...