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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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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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When should I use my display's native gamma over the standard 2.2?

When it comes to color management and calibration, reading in official/unofficial sources, there are different oppinions telling that the native display gamma value can be left "as is" = "native" ...
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What's the best way to maintain two different monitor profiles, one for web and one for print?

As far as I've read, for different purposes the monitor can be calibrated using diffeent color profiles characterised by different color temperatures (e.g. D65 for Web, D50-55 for photo/print). I am ...
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Why does every JPEG I export from Lightroom 5 have Adobe RGB embedded no matter what color profile I select?

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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How to print 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: Custom Camera Profile Appears as “Unnamed Profile”

I'm running Lightroom CC on a macbook pro with Yosemite. I used the X-Rite Colorchecker Passport to create a custom color profile in lightroom. Everything worked fine, except after restarting ...
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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 ...
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How to calibrate image darkness (blacks and shadows) between Lightroom and printers?

I sent some images to a printer's to print for card creation, but they have all come out too dark — more blacks and shadows then when I view the image on my screen. I use Adobe Lightroom on a PC. I ...
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Photoshop to web colors are way different than imported RAW photos

I've struggled with this problem for a while but was able to identify why when saving imported RAW photos to JPEG, the colors are drastically darker/colder/lost warmth. I can see that when I select ...
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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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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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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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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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What is the recommended range of values in DispcalGUI verification results?

I am interested to know, if there is someone that could explain in a few words, in which recommended range should the following values of the DispcalGUI Verification results be: Brightness error = ...
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What is the “right” displayed color?

Taking in consideration the web environment only, not screen-to-print jobs, let's suppose that we have a font color e.g. #f1ecd6 Hex, displayed by a LCD, properly—by a hardware device—calibrated, ...
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Why are images exported from Lightroom 6 different from the preview?

I currently have Dell U2711 monitor with Dell U2711 ICC profile (Adobe RGB preset mode) Windows 10 Adobe Lightroom 6 CC Image from Fujifilm X100 in both RAW (RAF) and JPEG Done very little else to ...
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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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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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What do the first RGB numbers represent when softproofing with Before/After view in Lightroom

I have an image in Lightroom I softproof it sRGB and then hover over a whitish area of the image it shows R 231/ 200 G 231 / 206 B 231 / 205 . So I'm assuming the first figure of each pairing is the ...
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RGB - CMYK conversion causing “dull” print?

My black & white photobook looks quite dull out of print. I think I am misunderstanding RGB - CMYK conversion. The process for me was RAW to TIFF to Scribus (open source publishing tool) to ...
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In Lightroom how do you specify Perceptual or Relative when exporting image?

In Lightroom 6 I can use Soft Proofing to see what my image will look like with different profiles, and I can choose whether to do the conversion using Perceptual or Relative. However when I actually ...
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Why would printer managed colours shift when using a CMYK based profile?

When my printshop lets their printer print an image with an embedded sRGB profile, and no CMYK based profile, with the printer managing the colour mapping itself it always does a good job. If instead ...
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Is it best to convert images to a CMYK profile if the printer is using CMYK profile and you know the profile that will be used for printing

Is it best to convert image to CMYK profile if printer has specified that they will print using a CMYK profile and they tell you what one that is. Ive read conflicting reports about whether you ...
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Is conversion from one colour profile to another clearly defined

Is conversion from one colour profile to the other other clearly defined ? If I change the ICC profile for an image from sRGB to another profile such as Adobe RGB will it be applied the same way by ...
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Does white balance totally correct color shift due to lens glass or coating?

I'm about to create custom profiles for my camera and in order to do so I need to shoot pictures of color reference card. I don't really understand the impact of the lens I choose to create the ...
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How can I turn off printer colour management when using Lightroom?

I have just purchased a Canon Pixma Pro 100S which I'm using to print black and white images. I'm finding the prints have a variety of colour casts, depending on the paper used. My monitor is ...
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What do the numbers mean in Canon printer profile names?

When selecting a Profile in Lightroom's Print Module > Print Job panel, I'm a little confused. I have some Canon Matte Photo Paper, and there is only a single profile that it could be, but I also have ...
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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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Why do my images look different on my camera than when imported to my laptop?

I have been taking some photos with my new camera, and have found that once I import them to my laptop, the colors look washed out, and not as nice and vivid as on the camera LCD display. It's a Sony ...
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What colour space does Adobe Lightroom use when displaying photographs outside of the Develop module?

I've already read What colour space does Adobe Lightroom use in the Develop Module? this question but its leave two points unanswered: Does Lightroom use that particular color space throughout or ...
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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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Are there graphic cards that allow calibration of conventional laptop displays?

I am about to buy a new laptop and would like to use it for photoediting. It would be nice to be able to adjust displays colors so they are accurate and display the real colors. Are there any ...
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Prints on photo paper appear darker than the image viewed on the monitor [duplicate]

We shoot with an EOS Rebel SLR, download digital images to computer and print on premium glossy photo paper. Images, especially faces, appear consistently darker than the image displayed. We use a ...
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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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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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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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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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Why am I getting a different look with Huey Pro on a LED TV screen?

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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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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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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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 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 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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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 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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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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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 ...