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Questions tagged [color-management]

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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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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What's good procedure for pre-processing images for photo book services?

In my limited experience, images which are not uniformly and brightly lit often suffer when reproduced in photo books--"dingy", somewhat dark, reduced contrast. The one book I had printed via the late,...
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Why does the camera output an image with multi-colors not shown by the naked eye under the projector?

I was shooting in a gallery that used what appears to be a multi-colored projector and had difficulty shooting in that type of scene as the color was not even across the scene. The image shown below ...
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When is color over done

So Ive been working on a few landscapes recently and the colors were something that Id been focused on - however, after working on images for too long, I find myself over using color and the images ...
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Trying to have prints match closely to a monitor?

I currently have an inexpensive 4k Seiki tv as a monitor. I recently have sent prints to Costco and the color and brightness are way off. Do I need to buy a photo editing monitor if I want to get the ...
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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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Is there a Benefit Getting a Colour Managed Monitor when you work in 8-bit Colour?

I would like to upgrade my current monitor (22", 1680x1050, TN panel) to something larger and better quality. Are there any benefits getting a monitor that supports colour management when I don't ...
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Display calibration seems oddly off for Spyder5 + BenQ + Macbook Pro

I've got a Macbook Pro 15" (2017) with a BenQ SW271 connected via USB-C. I've calibrated both using a Spyder 5 Pro, and straight off the bat after calibrating the BenQ felt that it was leaning towards ...
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How can I correct oversaturated colors after sRGB calibration of AdobeRGB monitor?

I have a wide gamut monitor but I want to use it in sRGB color space only. Case A I calibrated it with DisplayCAL and I got 99,1% sRGB coverage. After that I experienced some issues viewing photos ...
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Photo editing - brightness for web vs print - two files needed?

Re editing photos for both printing AND online viewing - I have calibrated my monitor with a Spyder Pro, so the printing should go fine, but the files are too bright/light when viewed online on other ...
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Editing/ viewing images across different devices

I have a monitor that has been calibrated and renders colors correctly (or at least close to it). I use it to edit my photos, which I'm happy with the results. When I upload the final image online and ...
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How can I check how much of sRGB and AdobeRGB my monitor covers in percentage?

I've read countless reviews such as this one where reviewers, after carefully calibrating the tested monitor, are able to calculate how much of either sRGB or AdobeRGB the display is capable of cover, ...
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Photoshop CIELab values: What does my display show after color management?

Let's say I load a Lab image into Photoshop, and the Lab values in the image file are D50/2, which is what Photoshop assumes. I then display the image in Photoshop on a monitor which I calibrated ...
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SilverFast CIELab: What illuminant and observer is assumed?

I am scanning prints with the scanner software SilverFast, which offers the option to scan to a file containing CIELab values. However I need to know what CIE illuminant and observer is assumed when ...
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How to process images to emulate mismatched color profiles?

I have been trying to emulate a saturation effect that occurs when I do the following in Photoshop: Select the Export As dialog and choosing JPEG without integrating an ICC profile Select the Open ...
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Utilizing new wide gamut displays and TVs

I now own LG 4K OLED TV (HDMI 2.0a) and LG 32UD99 4K monitor (DisplayPort 1.2) connected to nVidia GeForce 1070 card. The monitor has true 10 bit LCD panel and the video card also supports 10 bits ...
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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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Can I refill a printer's gray tank with a completely different color to increase color gamut?

Setup: Epson 3880 3rd party refillable cartridges Colormunki Photo Just thinking creatively here. Is it possible to replace an ink color in an Epson 3880 with a completely different color in order ...
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If I have two calibrated monitors, will Photoshop pick the right monitor profile?

I have calibrated several different monitors. Will Photoshop be able to pull up the correct color profile depending on which monitor I am showing Photoshop on?
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Are these versions of sRGB v2 the same?

I have seen references to two versions of sRGB v2 IEC 6 1966-2-1, for example here ICC.1: 2001-04, for example here Are these the same, or different? They come from 2 different organizations (IEC=...
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Should I create a monitor profile for each paper?

In my quest to better understand monitor profiling as it relates to printing, I came across a blog where the recommendation was to create a monitor profile for each paper in use - since each paper ...
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Is a monitor ICC profile necessary for accurate color rendering by Lightroom, Photoshop, etc.?

I purchased an ASUS PA329Q monitor to replace an NEC LCD2490WUXi2. I set up both monitors side-by-side and calibrated them to the same parameters (sRGB, D65, 150nit, gamma 2.2) using an X-Rite ...
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After soft-proofing in Lightroom, which color space should I embed with the exported JPG?

Let's say I've loaded my print shop's ICC profile for the printer/paper/ink combination I'll be using into Lightroom, I've soft-proofed the image in the Developer module with said ICC profile, and I'm ...
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Can I edit professionally with a MacBook 2010 (without retina display), or do I need a retina display?

I'm a beginner photographer. I've been having trouble editing for a long time because I have a MacBook Pro 2010 (without retina display) because that's the only thing I could afford right now. When ...
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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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How to create abstract color profile to encode specific color transformation?

I have a set of images (48-bit TIFF) that are encoded in ProPhoto RGB. I have a set of alternative input color profiles (related to ProPhoto RGB, but slightly different) that I can assign to the ...
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Lightroom displays jpg with purple cast

Lightroom shows jpeg files with a purple cast, but the photos appear normal outside of lightroom. I have included a screenshot which includes the same photo in both Windows Photo Viewer and Lightroom. ...
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I have an image that contains a color target, how can I print it in order to get faithful colors?

I have some images and I need to print them with faithful colors. Each image contain a full color target or part of it (I am using X-Rite "ColorChecker Passport Photo"). I did not shot in raw, the ...
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How to embed two ICC profiles in an image?

Current task requires to embed input ICC profile as well as output (display) ICC profile such as Adobe RGB in an image. I tried to find a way to do this, for example, with exiftool in vain because the ...
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Can I use 10bit effectively today and if yes how?

I found plenty of information, just nothing that would help me to make a final conclusion. Am I right in saying that 10bit are "just" a measure against color banding? More color range, better ...
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Colors are different in Adobe Camera Raw compared to Photoshop (sRGB)

Here is a .NEF raw file taken with a Nikon D7000, opened in Camera Raw. Note that sRGB IEC61966-2.1 is chosen as the colour profile. I have not modified any image settings. The reds appear washed out....
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Color management (via ColorMunki and Filex lamp), but monitor is bluer than prints

I’m trying to implement monitor/print color management, but it’s not quite working. In short, to get a monitor-to-print match with a D50 white point for my monitor, I need to use a 6500K (vs. 5000K) ...
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How to check if there are any out-of-sRGB-pixels in an image?

Since 2016, new Apple products (like the iPhone 7) use the P3 color space instead of the sRGB color space. Therefore I'm interesting in measuring the practical impact on some pictures I have shot. ...
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How is photography done for output to high-quality spot color presses?

High-quality printing processes are capable of generating a much greater dynamic range in color, saturation, specularity and other characteristics than is possible for a camera to capture. For ...
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Viability of in-camera correction for LED and fluorescent lighting?

I am getting an Olympus MFT system. The bodies in the system have in-camera color correction, and I am wondering how effective it will be compared to using gels. My concern is that for intense lights ...
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What are the benefits of profiling a factory-calibrated AdobeRGB monitor?

Suppose I have a high-end monitor that supports AdobeRGB natively and is calibrated at the factory. Assume that I just got the monitor and that factory calibration is spot on. Do I still need ...
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Why are saturation and color very different when I open my JPEG photos in different programs?

I just noticed that my photos are displayed all "greyed" when I open them in some software, but appear correctly in other. For example Firefox or paint.net display the wrong colors, but with the ...
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When to choose D65 and when to choose ambient light temperature for white point for display calibration?

In my case I am a programmer working with two monitor set up, mostly doing coding and occasionally viewing images. I do not print images, and I just want to pick a good white point for viewing code/...
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How to color calibrate to a set reference?

My post can be considered a follow-up question to this post. I have two sets of cameras (not DSLRs, rather industrial CMOS cameras), one a reference set and one a new set, and I want to calibrate ...
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How many distinct colors are in dci-p3 color gamut

I'm trying to figure out how many distinct colors are in p3 color gamut, can't seem to find the answer anywhere. What I want to figure out is what is the minimum color depth required to fully support ...
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What does “calibrating a screen to sRGB” mean?

I occasionally read on Internet the mention of "calibrate your display to sRGB" or "a display calibrated to sRGB". Now, I am no expert in color management, but I have this thick book which I am ...
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Does the DGK Color Tools DKK chart have defined color values?

Does the DGK Color Tools DKK chart have defined color values, in either RGB or some other color space? I notice more attention has been paid to the Macbeth ColorChecker chart.
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lightroom photo export with sRGB profile

I work on a calibrated Full gamut monitor, and switch between lightroom and Photoshop for my editing. Both are set to work in AdobeRGB color mode. After all edits are done, i go to export, and set the ...
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If I calibrate two different monitors should I expect the two displays to look the same afterward? [duplicate]

I have a 2012 Macbook Pro and a Dell U2417H monitor. Using the software that came with Spyder Pro 4 the monitors ended up looking radically different in color temperature. The Macbook Pro display ...
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Why is it difficult to find camera color profiles?

I'm trying to understand color profiles by reading this answer, and it seems to me that it's very useful to have a color profile for all my devices (camera, computer screen, printer). Most raw ...
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Hardware options for canvas printer calibration

I am looking for hardware for calibration of canvas prints. There are many solutions for monitors (as Datacolor Spyder, X-Rite i1 Display Pro, X-Rite ColorMunki) and paper printers (as Datacolor ...
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Create ICC profile - how many color samples?

I recently did some sample prints with my new photo printer and some photo paper. I didn't like the results, apparently I need to calibrate it. I haven't been able to find any ICC profiles for that ...
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How do you grey the background of a photo while keeping the object it's color? [duplicate]

How do you grey that background of a photo while keeping the object it's color? Like in these photos
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Panasonic Lumix GX80 one point colour

I am just learning how to use my GX80. I've selected the one point colour setting and tried to select a colour with the touch screen but the photo comes out normal. What setting do I need to change ...
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Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II Printed Images Too Warm

I have a Canon Pixma Pro9000 Mark II photo printer which I use to print photos on Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II. I am having some trouble getting printed photos to match the previews I am seeing on ...