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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 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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How to select “white point” before calibrating a monitor with Spyder3

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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How to configure the camera to capture true colors of ambient light?

I'm an amateur photographer and I have a Nikon D5200 and a ColorChecker Passport. I'm trying to understand what are the procedures that I should take to capture the real true colors that I am seeing. ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 to apply color management to the Windows 7 mouse cursor?

I have been using the Sypder 3 colorimiter and Datacolor Spyder3Elite software to calibrate my screen for several years now. The Sypder3 does wonders, and really improves the quality of my on-screen ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 are Color Profiles and where would I find information on using them properly?

I see the term "Color Profile" a lot and I have this vague idea that it helps you adjust color values based on the unique differences of both cameras, displays and printers from some ideal device. ...
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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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Why are my Lightroom exports too dark in Flickr?

I've been using LR3 for a while now and have noticed that when I export a photo to JPG and upload it to Flickr it ends up slightly darker. The exported photo is ok, it's the image when viewed through ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Why can't one calibrate a monitor with a DSLR & a color chart?

The idea is simple: Take a RAW photo of a real color chart outside to get a white point of D65. Use that to get an accurate color correction matrix for the camera sensor. Use the same camera to ...
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Noticible diff. using Display port versus DVI on Eizo ColorEdge Monitor?

I am wondering if an Eizo ColorEdge monitor will show noticeable improvement if I upgraded my graphics card to one with DisplayPort capability. The specs say: DP - 1024 contrast tones, and 1 billion ...
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Per-Application Color Management under GNOME3

I have recently used DispcalGUI and a Spyder4 to calibrate my monitor. I have selected the resulting calibration profile with the GNOME setting manager. However, instead of making my workflow more ...
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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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Color calibration red color cast

Here is my setup: X-Rite CMUNDIS ColorMunki Display Calibrator 30" IPS LED Backlit LCD Panel WQXGA 2560x1600 hooked up via HDMI 15" Retina Macbook Pro I first calibrated the retina macbook pro ...
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Where can one find Canon printer icc profiles?

I'm using a Linux machine, and i'd like to do soft proofing with GIMP. Although I can choose the paper type in the print dialog, I can't seem to find the actual icc profiles for canon's glossy paper ...
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Should I return my new wide-gamut monitor or buy an expensive calibrator?

As a newish but serious photographer (hobbyist not pro), I decided to buy a high resolution wide gamut monitor that wouldn't totally break the bank but is expensive (~$650) and well-reviewed. I ended ...
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Human perception in color mixing

Look at this image: 50% of its pixels are blue (0, 0, 255), 50% of its pixels are yellow (255, 255, 0). When I look at my computer display from a distance where I cannot distinguish the ...
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How to calibrate colors from photos for classification purpose (ICC profile)?

For a scientific study, I have to classify pictures of crop canopy in two classes: vegetation / soil. These picture are taken at several places, different times and date. The idea is to use the same ...
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CMYK vs RGB - Can a DSLR take CMYK images?

I seems that all cameras take photos in RGB format and printers take photos in CMYK format. If the photo is not in CMYK, then the printer converts it to that format with some loss of quality. Can the ...
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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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Match color temp, white balance of 2 JPEG

I have 2 jpegs of a same landscape, I want to make a panorama with it. But as they have difference tone how can I solve it using Photoshop CS6 ? I cant open the files in Camera RAW [parent app not ...
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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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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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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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Viewers that output to 30-bit monitors?

I'm having trouble finding applications that output to 30-bit monitors. Part of the problem is inconsistent terminology, as some say 30-bit color, or 10-bit color (as in 10-bits per component) or deep ...