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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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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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 ...
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How do I stop facebook from turning my pictures literally Red/Orange [closed]

Every time I edit pictures from shoots I get them to the exact pale way I want them in photoshop, I have tried saving the images as Jpeg, PNG and Tiff. I always do 2048 for size, but facebook always ...
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How to validate color images calibrated with DNG color profile?

As a conventional method of color camera calibration, I use following procedure Take a raw image of Xrite ColorChecker passport in a given light and exposure, and convert it to DNG file. Use Xrite ...
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How to set up correct color profile in Windows?

My question is how to set up color management at all levels? There are five levels that I know of. Correct me if anything of this is wrong. The monitor LEDs. It should be calibrated at the factory ...
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How often do I need to recalibrate using a ColorChecker?

So I'm picking up a ColorChecker. Partly because I'd like to have more accurate colors and (let's be honest) partly out of curiosity and boredom. My question is: I understand that colors should ...
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Issue with color profiles in grayscale images (compared to GIMP)

X-Post https://www.reddit.com/r/photoshop/comments/5v4zid/issue_with_color_profiles_in_grayscale_images/ (slightly edited) Hi everybody! I hope the language barrier will not be noticed (feel free to ...
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Color profile inside JPEG file

1) What is the best practice for color profiles embedded in .JPG images, for web? (non print) sRGB profile stored in .JPG file ? AdobeRGB profile stored in .JPG file ? no profile setting in .JPG file ...
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18% gray paint manufacturers

I want this to kind of be a "mega thread" of paint. So, here is the scenario: I have a room that I want to use as a studio. Since this room will only be used for photography, I want to have it ...
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Why Do I Experience Color Deviations with sRGB JPEGs?

My Adobe programs are setup to use ProPhoto RGB and I use a wide gammut display calibrated to D65. Whenever I export edited images from LR or PS as JPEGs using sRGB conversion, the resulting image has ...
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switched to RAW and seeing ugly light bands in Lightroom

I am used to working mostly with jpeg, but I switched to RAW and in my shoot today I see a lot of problems in night shots. notice how the purple sky has waves of color boundary rings. I am shooting ...
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What is the "right workflow" to correctly print with color profiles?

I'm a little bit confused about color management. Suppose I have an image in Photoshop with embedded color profile sRgb (or Adobe Rgb). Then, I have my printer Epson with default color profile "...
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updated test print file for modern workflow?

For a long time I've had a file from www.digitaldog.net that shows various test patterns and subjects. But the other day when I was using it to figure out which profile and options printed best on my ...
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Best color profile with new macbook?

What is the most accurate color profile with the new macbook? I found that Color LCD and Apple RGB are the best, at least for me. In particular, Adobe RGB is more saturated while Color LCD is more ...
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Inconsistent image viewing experience

I post-processed a RAW photo in Photoshop in 16bit in the ProPhoto color space and lastly exported it to an 8bit sRGB JPEG image. Now the funny thing is that I experience different results depending ...
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Camera calibration problem when creating a sunlight illuminant profile using XRite

I'm trying to create a calibration profile for my Canon 7D using the ColorChecker Passport app from XRite. I took 3 images of the colorchecker with 3 different illuminants: shadow, sunlight and ...
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Inconsistent colors across different apps in windows

I have finally pulled the trigger and got the monthly subscription for the PS + Lightroom CC. Yesterday when exporting the photo from lightroom I noticed a huge color difference when viewed with the ...
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Colour spaces accross different monitors

I have a question about colour spaces. I have taken photos on a digital SLR in RAW, processed them in Adobe Lightroom and then exported them as JPG's with the sRGB profile. On my home setup with the ...
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I used a Spyder 5 Pro from Datacolor to fix my monitor color, and now it's even worse?

I'm using an Alienware 17 R3 with a 4K screen, and my monitor colors were looking off, so I bought a color probe to get my monitor screen as close as I could to print. Made sure all screen and ...
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Is there an hack that could allow me to print with only Cyan using my RGB printer?

I have no CYMK printers but i do have RGB ones, in addition I have a ColorMunki Photo for calibration. I'm experimenting some Cyanographic photo processing, for my purposes that is what I want to ...
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Calibrated Monitor Messedup Results?

Alert : Novice Question ! I have calibrated my monitor with photoshop cs6 and was happy with it, but when i share results with other people, they are completely different on there mobile/laptops ...
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Cheap way to calibrate printer

Is there a cheap way to calibrate a printer to a reasonable-private-use level? I was thinking of something like using a camera for taking a shot of a colored printed pattern and a reference card, ...
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Spyder5Pro calibrate second monitor with first monitor as reference

I have a Spyder5Pro and I used it to calibrate two Dell Ultrasharps (different models) and they look mostly the same but it looks too dark for me and the whites are kinda yellowish-grayish. Is it ...
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Hardware calibration for Eizo Monitor on Linux / Ubuntu without ColorNavigator?

I have a monitor that supports hardware calibration (Eizo CG223w). Eizo offers a tool called ColorNavigator to get the calibration done. Unfortunately ColorNavigator does not support Linux and I'm ...
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If sRGB has shades out of gamut, why is printing from the larger AdobeRGB colorspace preferable?

I just read an article by a photographer who explained that he always works in AdobeRGB because it has a larger gamut. This is fair enough if his monitor can display it, but he illustrated this by in ...
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How to set "Camera Calibration" in the "Develop module" of Adobe Lightroom

I, typically, do not touch/modify/manipulate photos taken on my Nikon D750. This is mostly because I like spending more time learning how to take good photos than learn how to improve them later on. I ...
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Is it possible to use ColorChecker Passport with Film?

The software for the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport seem to only work with DNG. Is it possible to use this with scanned film? I tried converting TIFF and JPEG scans to DNG but X-Rite's program just ...
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What is the actual color space of film in film photography?

I have been thinking about this question for a while now, and I haven't found an answer online. Modern technology (scanners, screens, digital cameras, printers...) use technical color spaces to ...
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Why are my pictures darker when I download them off of my camera? [closed]

I'm trying to download some pictures off of my camera and either on a flash drive, onto my computer, or even online, and whenever I try to do so the pictures become dull and dark. This is quite a ...
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How to properly apply and use the monitor profile

I'm not so sure if I understand entirely the whole concept of applying the calibration profile or something goes wrong because: -Using FastPicture Viewer—to open a tagged sRGB file—which allows me to ...
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Tagged or untagged sRGB images for web?

I have a situation and I am interested to find your point of view. We have a calibrated monitor at D6500, tone curve as measured ~2.4, white level ~90cd/m2 and a tagged sRGB / untagged sRGB image ...
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What are the differences between color calibration cards?

The lower level ColorChecker Classic is around $59 USD, Datacolor Spyder comparable one is also around $50... meanwhile there's some DKG Tools for only $25. Current on B&H: DKG Color Spyder 24 X-...
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Why do printer companies not seem to care about the particular CMYK used by image?

I have been trying out various different printing companies for printing out different things, many indicate that the image/pdf should be provided with an embedded CMYK profile but dont seem to care ...
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Developing for non calibrated devices?

My home monitor (which is not a cheap TN, by the way) is "perfectly" calibrated and the Huey is configured to correct by the ambient light every few minutes. I develop my raws, they look good, and ...

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