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LCD monitors are "linear", and do not need gamma today, but CRT monitors are nonlinear, and still do. And all the worlds archives of existing images do have gamma for CRT, so it's much easier to continue adding gamma than to change all software, and obsolete all existing images. The human eye absolutely has no use for gamma. The eye sees the original ...


Apparently Windows doesn't manage ICC profiles created with version 4, so I'd have to use version 2 while calibrating. Source: X-Rite support How not to make Windows display false colors


There are actually three possibilities here. First and most likely, I think, make sure you have the latest colorhug firmware. Run colorhug-flash to check. I have one of the very first colorhugs, and this red cast was common, but sometime in the last year a new firmware reduced this significantly. Second, there's actually the possibility that it's not as ...


Here are some of the ways: I use a monochromator, light sphere, and a photodiode. You can find most of those supplies at Edmund Optics and similar shops. You ...


Yes, color sensitivity is often measured and specified in bits. DxOMark provides one example and incorporates this into their camera ratings. From the description of their "Color Depth" test: Color sensitivity indicates to what degree of subtlety color nuances can be distinguished from one another, often meaning a hit or a miss on a Pantone ...


To answer my own question: As it turns out, the effect I was seeing was created by some weird color management behaviour in darktable. Even though darktable-cmstest reported for both screens that "the X atom and colord returned the same profile", the weird behaviour went away with a configuration setting: I've now set the GUI option how darktable locates the ...


The OP is pretty much all correct, except that gamma makes the dark tones brighter, not dimmer. This exists just in the file, not in the eye. The data is always decoded back to original linear BEFORE any eye sees it. Any difference in the eye seeing the original scene, and seeing the reproduced decoded data, is simply an undesired reproduction error. ...


Photoshop and Lightroom are color-managed software tools while the windows preview isn't. If you're doing softproof with any type of profile, it's normal that it appears strange. Softproofing is only to see how the prints will come out. Check out the eBook to get knowledge about the whole workflow of digital color management: ...

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