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Questions tagged [color]

Color is the human perception of light as having different hue, from reds and oranges, through yellows and greens, to blues and violets. Color is a fundamental aspect of the arts and photography.

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Is this color-correction explanation gobbledegook?

There are many asking why the Chang'e-4 images of the (far side of the) Moon's surface have an reddish-orange hue. In this answer I suggest that the camera may not use a traditional human-matched ...
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Are colours from CCD sensors different compared to colours obtained from CMOS sensors?

I heard multiple times that cameras with CCD (I am talking about consumer DSLR) produce more lively or simply more pleasant colours. I think it's a myth but it's not clear to me how much basis it has ...
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how can I have equivalent exposure and identical white balance while changing f stops using speedlight?

how can I have equivalent exposure and identical white balance while changing f stops using speedlight? im shooting from shoes when it comes to the moment of changing f stops from 5 to 16 in order to ...
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Timelapse color flickering

I've tried to shoot the red line of sunrise along the sea and I've done that from under a very low bridge with the penumbra, so I' ve captured some portions of the sand and palm trees too. I tried it ...
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Do Nikon sensor jpegs have a very slight yellow cast to them in the image compared to Canon?

I shoot with a Nikon D3400 and I am a beginner casual photographer. I shoot in maximum quality jpeg(NOT RAW) on auto white balance. Recently my friend and I were shooting some same subjects(my friend ...
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What is the technique called where you “simplify” a photo through reducing the complexity of colors in it?

Years ago, I read a blog entry about a photographer whose style included the "reduction of the complexity of colors" in the portraits that she took. It somewhat involved taking the three primary ...
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Darkroom Color Printing - Filter Changes & Exposure Times

I have a Beseler 23C III XL Dichroic enlarger for making color prints in my darkroom. I have been doing alot of research on the Internet regarding how adjusting Dichroic filters (CYM) impacts (or not)...
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BenQ SW271 + Spyder5PRO = 99% sRGB and 77% AdobeRGB

I recently bought Benq SW271. After creating a profile via Spyder5PRO turns out that the color space coverage for this display is just 99% or sRGB and 77% for AdobeRGB. I am very curious if anyone of ...
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How were these photos edited like these?

I'm pretty new here and I asked this earlier but I realized I wasn't any help on what I was trying to ask. So anyways. I'm trying to figure out how to edit like these photos, they're pretty different ...
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Should I use ProPhoto RGB?

I am fairly new to photography, and I have heard many people say that I should import my images in Photoshop using ProPhoto RGB as color space (only for the RAW images). However, when I import my ...
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Does just Canon's color science make it worthy to buy? [closed]

Whenever Canon is compared to any other brands, their color science becomes part of the comparison and most photographers, even Nikon users, admit that Canon has good colors.
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adobe lightroom import photo more red than original

can anybody help to explain; why photo become more to "red tone" after import into adobe lightroom? is there any setting or is it normal? please advice. (left side is from library tab; right side ...
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what technology does Nikon use to reduce moire?

Nikon cameras do incredible job with moire effect even that nikon cameras do not have anti aliasing filter.And i didn't find moire in any situation with my Nikon d7100
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Monitor control to set up screen brightness using Windows Color Calibration

This sounds to be a simple question but I've been strugling around for the last 2 hours and nothing yet... I need urgently to calibrate the color of my notebook (Samsung Odyssey). The procedure I'm ...
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Polarization and Rainbows

Why when I use a polarized lens if I turn it one way the rainbow disappears and the other way it brings it out better to the point you can see the second double rainbow when the naked eye can't? Is ...
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What readily available items can be used for color correction or reference?

Are there any easily available things I can carry with me, that I probably have already, that I could use as a rough color reference card while taking photos with a phone? I realize that most phones ...
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Is it possible to buy chromaticity-plot color standards? If so, how, and where?

(I hope this is the correct site to ask this; if it isn't, sincere apologies ─ and please help me find a good place to ask :-).) I'm a physicist and I've been dabbling in color theory for some time, ...
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How can I simulate lights with low Color Rendering Indices?

I have a photo taken in good lighting, and I would like to show the effects of light sources with low Color Rendering Indices (CRI). Assuming I have a complete CRI measurement of a light source (the ...
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How to match photos to reference photos in batch?

I have a photo of a paint tin and a list of images with reference colors for the color of the paint to be adjusted to. How can this be done? Can it be automated to be done in batch?
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Creating digital contact sheets [closed]

I’m in the process of creating digital contacts from my archive of rollfilm negatives. This is the setup : https://instagram.com/p/BXsx8Z0DXJ7/ Works fine with b@w but, after sweating through various ...
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How does Lightroom group colors inside the HSL panel?

I am working on a small application that would allow the same functionality as the Lightroom HSL Panel: I would like my application to behave very similarly to how Lightroom does. Therefore I grouped ...
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D5000 is changing random colors in photos

My Nikon D5000 started changing random parts of my photos to blue and purple while I was at a equestrian show. I originally suspected that the CCD had started to fail. However, I just replaced the ...
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Color Calibration on Sharp LC-32LB370U monitor

I'm having trouble trying to fix the color for my Sharp LED monitor. This has been an issue for about a year or so, and I'd still like to use it, but the wrong colors are too distracting. I've gone ...
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ICC version predates ICC datetime [duplicate]

On my photo, the ICC version is 2.0, however the ICC datetime is 2009. Does this mean the device can not predate 2009, and that the photo must have been taken after 2009?
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How do different colours look in Infrared Light?

I want to know how different colors (lets take VIBGYOR) appear through a infrared security camera or any camera and not thermal imagery. The type of infrared I am talking about :
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What techniques were used in this late 1970s car ad featuring a family picnicking with giraffes?

Judging from the registration number, I am guessing it is a commercial poster for/in the UK. I would like to know, any additional information: who photographed it, location, when? how it might have ...
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Why is the color mask of this 135 film dark blue-green?

In the late 1990s, I encountered an exposed cassette of 135 film. (I am not the original purchaser or user of the film.) Curious about what might be on it, I sent it to a lab for processing. I was ...
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How can I edit the colors for a specific part of an image?

I'm trying to change the color of a flower pot in a picture, as well as the leaves in the picture. I'm working with paint.net (but am open to any other free programs). Here's a little bit of the ...
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Why are Red, Green, and Blue the primary colors of light?

Colors don't have to be a mixture of red, green, and blue because visible light can be any wavelengths in the 390nm-700nm range. Do primary colors really exist in the real world? Or did we select red, ...
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Is the color reproduction of different cameras inherent to the sensor or due to software?

Often, reviewers and camera users talk about the 'Color Science' of a particular brand of digital camera, e.g. it is said that Sony digital cameras do not have good skin tones. Is this 'Color Science' ...
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How do I color correct a scan of a transparency with false colors?

I traveled to the company that took this image originally. It came from a small 2" transparency. There are a handful of them, all of which have green and pink hues. I am hoping to fix the colors. ...
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Why Is There No Reference White Balance

I understand why White Balance is a necessary part of any imaging pipeline, but I don't understand why using a colorchecker on a measured sensor does not have an associated reference equation to ...
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How to achieve a retro-elegant, faded, low-contrast look?

How can I achieve a retro-elegant, faded, low-contrast, look, as seen in photos by Samuel Elkins? Assuming this is done in Lightroom or Photoshop, I suspect photographer uses a preset because he has ...
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Is the white balance wrong in these field poppy pictures?

Yesterday I went out to take some pictures of a field of poppies next to my home. There seems to be something wrong with the color in most of the pictures. The first one of the following 3 pictures is ...
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Why does saturation drop in the shadow areas?

source: http://www.vintag.es/2012/11/ussr-in-colour-photos-1963.html My question is the following: Why does the saturation drops in the shadow areas? Has it something to do with the blue-ish sky ...
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How is this sort-of duotone achieved?

I can't imagine how one would achieve these colours? It looks like there's only red and gray in the image. Any idea's?
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How are the turquoise / blue sea and warm sand tones achieved in this photograph?

It seems as if the white isn't really white, but then also the lowtones seem special. I love the way everything looks so warm, but at the same time the blue is blue. Any idea how this artist achieved ...
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How to get the film or reddish type of look?

I've been trying to achieve this affect but tbh it's way too difficult. The picture I am showing could be shot on using film but I seen the photographer use a dslr. The look I am going for is the ...
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What does it mean when color channels clip?

I know about color channels. They represent the amount of color (light) in a photo. Usually in red, blue and yellow or red, blue and green. Black and white only has a greyscale channel. Setting the ...
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Primary Colors of Light Other that RGB [closed]

I came across this paragraph in this website: Any three colors (or frequencies) of light that produce white light when combined with the correct intensity are called primary colors of light. ...
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Why can't I set a black object as the sample when setting custom white balance?

If I set black color as a sample in the custom white balance and then take a picture.The picture has a shade of green color. could you please tell me why?
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How to show a “real” color to someone over the internet?

I have an iPad Air with its camera. I need to show a color of my shoes to a person who will dye shoelaces for them. So I need to reliably capture and transfer this color somehow. I assume that simple ...
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Will a lens upgrade from the kit lens give me better colors on my backpacking travels?

I currently have the Nikon D5300 along with the kit lenses (18 - 55mm). I use it for my backpacking travels to make better shots than with the smartphone, but what I've noticed is that the photos are ...
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Epson SureColor P600 printing violet instead of black

The print head on my P600 tests properly, but I get what looks like violet dandruff on the underside of the brim of a black top hat. I saw a question on this site "What is my Epson SureColor P600 ...
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color changes - problems picking color [duplicate]

i need to change the color of red (in this example but it's usually different colors) to a few different colors (picture below). the black thingie, the metal and the stitching have to be excluded ...
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What colour scheme for model aircraft should I use to give a realistic black and white film photo?

I very much doubt I'm the only person here who has wanted to do this, and I'm hoping that some advice can be sought before I start on this project. I have been a big fan of model building since I was ...
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How are these washed but bright colors achieved?

I'm can't wrap my head around how these types of colors are achieved. http://thisisnthappiness.com/post/167656030604/closed-for-the-season-salvador-cueva Does anyone have an idea?
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Color consistency across equal cameras but different lenses

I want to stitch images using equal cameras(Point Grey GS3-U3-41C6C-C) but with different lenses. One lense is a wide-angle lense (Sunex DSL318B-650-F2.4) and the other is a fish-eye lens (Fujinon ...
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Why do color channels from a digital camera respond slightly to lights of other colors?

I'm trying high speed dark room photography with Logitec c270 simple CMOS web camera. I flash red or blue light and capture frames. Then I separate it to channels in photoshop. There, I can see all ...
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Lightroom Preset/settings for dominant blue/orange-like look

Do you know where can I get a Lightroom preset to be able to create an effect of two-color dominant orange-blue-like look? I mean something like this: https://www.instagram.com/p/BXLzUWIFzjy/ or ...