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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to calibrate a printer and monitor if neither are very good?

If I have a mediocre monitor, and a reasonable but not fantastic printer, what are my options for getting a good photo print? Printer ink is not cheap, and I usually do not have the patience or ...
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What is the use of printer profiles when softproofing?

I am trying to get a grasp of the world of color management, and the more I read the more I get that this is no picnic indeed. I believe I understand that the purpose of calibrating and profiling ...
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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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Display Color profiles: changing only yellow

How should I set parameters of color profile to change only yellow color output (right now I've got #FFFF00 displayed as #B4B400). Other colors must be left untouched. So I cannot just move Red and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I ensure good color reproduction when photographing paintings with a mid-level DSLR?

I'm a casual photographer with an APS-C camera (Pentax K-5) and a set of proper lenses. Someone asked me if I could photograph his oil paintings for a catalog. It's a low priority job to him, he just ...