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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How to recreate these almost soft, almost film-like vibrant looks? [closed]

Sorry for so many pics, rightful credit goes to Haisisi Park, an extremely talented photographer!! Some other photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/BR4raO2hYhf/?igshid=ecuysb6upced https://www....
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Color calibration for a far away target

I'm curious if anyone has any ideas of how to perform color calibration for very far targets (~ a mile or so). My concern is that the spd of the illuminant will be different at the camera so using a ...
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How to clean stains from 35mm color negative film? [duplicate]

I developed colour negative film for the first time yesterday and I have two problems. Firstly many of the pictures have these stains like circles on them and I cannot understand what caused them and ...
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How to calculate the ISO of colour negative film

I've read about the process in Kodak's publication 'Basic Photographic Sensitometry Workbook'. My understanding of the process for black and white film, using their example, is that you: Find the ...
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Why some pictures appear in Facebook with three coloured bands?

This is not a single occurrence, it's also not limited to a single user. Every now and then I see pictures like this on Facebook: And this: What went wrong here? Picture cropped for privacy ...
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How exactly does “lightness” function with regards to the chromaticity diagram?

Seeing as there isn't a colourimetry stackexchange, I'm asking here where a number of useful colourimetry topics have already been posted. A number of excellent resources exist with regards to the ...
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Why does Lightroom not have a cyan-red slider for color correction?

They have color correction sliders for yellow-blue and green-magenta but not for red-cyan, unlike in Photoshop. It is really annoying to go into Photoshop when I need to make those simple adjustments -...
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How do 35mm film scanners deal with the film base color?

I want to build a jig to scan 35mm film using my digital camera (something similar to https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2789457 or http://www.frogymandias.org/3-d/index.html). I have seen several ...
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Is there a category name for pictures where an object fills a relatively small part of the frame against a bold, single-color background?

I am a web developer whose knowledge about photography is very limited. I am trying to find keywords to search for more pictures like the following. where there is a picture of an object with pure ...
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Troubleshooting developing Portra 800

I just performed a shoot with a single roll of Portra 800, new from amazon, in date. Developed using correct times with replenished fuji C-41 chemistry in a jobo 1500 tank. I metered the film at ISO ...
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I made a profile with Colorchecker Camera Calibration software. How to import the .icm file for use in Camera Raw?

I used the Colorchecker Camera Calibration software with a TIFF photo of the Colorchecker I did with my camera. This software detected the Colorchecker successfully and produced a .icm file as output. ...
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How to use a Xrite Colorchecker on a specific image to get the right colors?

I installed a setup, and I shot three photos with the same f/1.7 1/100s ISO100 condition: A.jpg (download link): Colorchecker alone B.jpg: Colorchecker + object C.jpg: the final object I'm ...
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Are LED Panels/Lightboxes intended for “animation” usable for photographic purposes?

LED Panels that are described as intended for animation drawing tend to be a quarter of the price of such panels that are explicitly intended for photography work (macro lighting, slide viewing and ...
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How to achieve this light faded, desaturated look?

how can I achieve this look, as seen in photos by Simone Favilli? I love the soft light effect and colours of this image but I don't know how to achieve it in Post-processing. Any suggestions? Thanks ...
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Monochrome filter effect on color film?

I recently an old Canon O1 orange filter. According to the pamphlet on the filter, it says it works on monochrome film with a filter factor of 3x. What effect would this filter give me on color film? ...
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Does photoshop really use 15 bit?

I have come across this answer https://photo.stackexchange.com/a/110776/78408 It says Adobe photosohp uses 15 bits thus Converts 16 bit images to 15 images. Is it true? Why? Which versions are ...
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What makes these white stars appear black?

This is partial screenshot from an episode of the TV (Netflix) show Daredevil (season 2, episode 7): Note how the normally white stars of the US flag are showing up as black - albeit quite out of ...
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Is it just me, or do smartphone cameras not have any chromatic aberations at all?

To this day I have failed to spot any color artifacts in smartphone photos. Either Nokia N8 phone on a camera or my old Vibe P1 Turbo and even the G7102 I have (Which has glare towards the edges) Is ...
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Why photos are not vibrant by default in Nikon?

Recently I attended a photography workshop where beginners like me participated. Few participants had Canon 1500D and Canon 80D. I have Nikon D5600. We clicked butterfly photos. I noticed, Nikon ...
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How do I cope with haze for the photos containing sky and trees at a distance?

I'm always struggling with photos which contain large zones with trees situated far away from the camera. Haze and pollution cause severe changes in colors, which means that the trees lose their ...
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Same sRGB image different colors in Lightroom, Windows, Web and Android

recently I've started having troubles with my image colors. The same image (sRGB) looks different in Lightroom, Windows, and Android. I import my photos that were shot on Fujifilm X-T3 in raw (.RAF) ...
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Why do pure colors (red/green/blue) become a mixture of colors when converting raw?

In trying to understand how raw is converted, I created a synthetic raw image that has a red, green and blue gradient strip, with a gamma of 2.2 (dng). I made the synthetic raw by converting an image ...
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Does white balance change from lens to lens? [duplicate]

Does white balance change from lens to lens? Though I think it does not, the reason I ask is auto white balance with a wide-angle lens seems to be different from auto white balance with a macro lens. ...
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Is there an better than Adobe RGB monitor?

All monitors I see claim 99 percent of the Adobe RGB and that's it Is there something better? We are seeing 14 bit HDR televisions these day which uses 14 bit altough I am not sure what exactly they ...
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Is it possible to make an monitor that can output colors perfectly? [closed]

We have come from long way from my rather bad IBM E74 monitor with terrible color reproduction to the brand new monitors with 14 Bit HDR. But will we ever see an monitor that can output colors that ...
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How did color spaces get their names?

Why RGB instead of BGR, GBR or perhaps GRB? Why CMYK instead of YMCK, KMCY, CKMY, YKMC and etc?
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How to smooth gradient of an overexposed sky on a raw file?

I'm editing a back-lighted portrait. Sky backwards it's mostly overexposed, but some information was preserved on the upper left corner of the frame. I shooted on both JPG and RAW (canon's CR2) This ...
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Why does the yellow colour on these lighted signs look a bit unsaturated?

I cropped the image to show the interesting part, it's ok it's not in focus. I realized that the yellow colour is more saturated in reality than in the photograph. I'm not sure why that is. Example ...
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What does SaturatedOpacity mean in Rawtherapee?

When checking differences between Rawtherapee .pp3 profiles, I noticed a SaturatedOpacity parameter under [ColorToning], either equal to 0 or 1, and likely set by the white balance point tool. I may ...
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How would I construct the CIE Yxy diagram? [closed]

It seems most references showing a CIE Yxy diagram can be reduced to very few (one?) sources. If I wanted to construct the diagram myself from some published measurement values, how would I do it? I'...
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What happens if I develop a B&W film as color?

My friend accidentally did it, and got very interesting pictures with an aspect that reminds something akin to pictorialism. I would like to know more about the actual chemical 'impact', what actually ...
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Could I use a color card in an image to colorize images taken by a monochrome camera?

So lets say I somehow got my hands on the gorgeous Leica M9M If I simply include a color card in the image. Will I be able to capture color information perfectly? Howewer what I am interested is. ...
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Is dell p2314H better color space than dell U2518D?

I have 2 monitors (p2314H and u2518D), both not calibrated yet. when I plug to my mac-book, it automatic create 2 profile for 2 monitor and when I open these profile detail it show me a little ...
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How to desaturate part of an image on slide film?

I am taking analog photos, mostly on color reversal film. Sometimes, I want to locally reduce color within a frame, preferably to pure black and white. Is there a method to drastically reduce color ...
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Why does the Y component in YCbCr represent luma/intensity?

As far as I know, the RGB to YCbCr conversion is just a linear transformation, yet the Y channel successfully captures the intensity value of each pixel. How? In other words, where do these magic ...
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Photoshop is screwing up my colors!

No idea how color profiles work, I usually don't import random images. In photoshop, I proofed the colors, used monitor RGB, and I think used that complicated sRGB-{random meaningless string of ...
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Why is there difference in white balance between Canon and Nikon even in RAW files?

I have Nikon and Canon codec installed in windows 10 so I can open images directly. I also have lightroom for comparing images. When I open the same image shot on Nikon D3400 and Canon 200D on auto ...
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It is correct to match light sources with the same color temperature?

For example, the color temperature of a candle flame, sunrise and sunset have the same color temperature, knowing that its color temperature is the same, could you say that these sources are similar ...
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How to reproduce Velvia 50 appearance with RAW processing?

It is well-known that Fuji Velvia 50 film has very vivid colors due to high color saturation. Strictly speaking, the film gives slightly incorrect results because the colors aren't that vivid in real ...
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Why do colors in Photoshop look different from Lightroom?

I know there's plenty of questions like this and I've tried all the provided solutions, but I think my issue is slightly deeper than that. I have noticed that when I do an external edit from ...
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Why are image colors inconsistent in different applications after monitor calibration?

I have calibrated my monitor using a colorimenter, however I found out that the colors appear different in different applications. I have created two test images and opened them in several ...
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Why would a camera change colors on the image when producing JPEGs?

There's a room with windows closed by curtains, it's night outside and the only light source is a set of LED filament lamps inside the room. Lamps are designed to have 2200K color temperature to have "...
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Why does color hue change on different exposures?

When shooting with long exposures (multiple to tens of seconds) I noticed that in some cases colors in the resulting photos change hue. This was on Canon EOS 1100D, but I've also seen such a problem ...
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How do I fix the color in this photo using Darktable to match the out-of-camera JPEG?

I'm trying to learn to use Darktable effectively. That's why over the weekend, in the middle of a massive cleaning and organizing task at home, I took a minute to shoot this compositional disaster of ...
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What color makes the best background for plant photos?

I sometimes need to take photos of plants while I am in the field so I can Identify them later. Is there a color that works best for plant photos?
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For analog color printing, why does a diffused projected image “average” to gray?

In analog printing color negative film to RA-4 paper, one approach is to project the image to the easel, place a diffuser in the light path, and then place a filter calculator (an array of filters of ...
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What is the difference between color calibration and white balance?

Apologies if this is a stupid question but I haven't been able to figure it out. In both cases the images are adjusted such that the color aren't influenced by the color of the illumination right? Or ...
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Is there a way to see CIE 1931 chromaticity diagram in its true color?

As I understand, on ordinary monitor I could only see a subset (e.g. sRGB) of the horseshoe shape of visibile color. Is there any lab device that could generate all the visible colors and project ...
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Why does white balance knob have green and purple setting?

I first saw this in a camcorder knob and later saw it in a DSLR screen. . Why add tint control to a camera and merge it with WB knob?
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Is this color-correction explanation of images from a lunar lander 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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