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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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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Taking pictures of rugs for online use

I work for a rug manufacturer in the same office as the photographers for our online sales. They take all photos of rugs in house. They have a tremendous amount of post processing that has to be done ...
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Why did LR6 soft proofing thought some colors were out of gamut even if they turned out perfect?

I have a calibrated wide-gamut monitor (Dell UP2414Q) and I use it with Windows 10 and Lightroom 6. I wanted to print a photo with a Epson R3000 not installed locally, so I copied the ICC profiles of ...
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Is BT1886 only for video editing

Regarding the gamma specification called BT.1886, this could be taken into consideration only in video editing or can be used in still image editing as well, are there some limitations? I've found an ...
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A print shop gives me instructions to convert to sRGB instead an ICC profile, is no soft proofing necessary?

So I've decided to print my first poster. I've calibrated my screen and I've read and watched a bit about colors and how to reproduce them on paper HERE. Many online print shops don't provide ICC ...
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How do I calculate the coordinates for secondary colors on a CIE chromacity diagram?

Imagine a typical device gamut on CIE xy diagram: x and y coordinates for primary colors (red, green and blue) is defined and known, how to calculate secondary colors (cyan, magenta and yellow)?
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3d fantasy almost type of picture, how do they do it?

Hi I have been seeing these nice house shots where it looks like the picture is in a fantasy type of 3d. It almost looks 3d modeled as opposed to just being a picture. Can anyone tell me how it's ...
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How do I convert the color space correctly?

Since I'm working on a new camera's 2A tuning, I have to calculate the color temperature correctly by myself, but the only data I have is the RAW image that is captured in D65 light source with a ...
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What is the recommended range of values in DispcalGUI verification results?

I am interested to know, if there is someone that could explain in a few words, in which recommended range should the following values of the DispcalGUI Verification results be: Brightness error = ...
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What is the “right” displayed color?

Taking in consideration the web environment only, not screen-to-print jobs, let's suppose that we have a font color e.g. #f1ecd6 Hex, displayed by a LCD, properly—by a hardware device—calibrated, ...
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When should I use my display's native gamma over the standard 2.2?

When it comes to color management and calibration, reading in official/unofficial sources, there are different oppinions telling that the native display gamma value can be left "as is" = "native" (2....
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What's the best way to maintain two different monitor profiles, one for web and one for print?

As far as I've read, for different purposes the monitor can be calibrated using diffeent color profiles characterised by different color temperatures (e.g. D65 for Web, D50-55 for photo/print). I am ...
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Why are images exported from Lightroom 6 different from the preview?

I currently have Dell U2711 monitor with Dell U2711 ICC profile (Adobe RGB preset mode) Windows 10 Adobe Lightroom 6 CC Image from Fujifilm X100 in both RAW (RAF) and JPEG Done very little else to ...
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Why is my RGB to CMYK conversion causing a “dull” print?

My black & white photobook looks quite dull out of print. I think I am misunderstanding RGB → CMYK conversion. The process for me was RAW to TIFF to Scribus (open source publishing tool) to ...
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Is it best to convert images to a CMYK profile if the printer is using CMYK profile and you know the profile that will be used for printing

Is it best to convert image to CMYK profile if printer has specified that they will print using a CMYK profile and they tell you what one that is. I've read conflicting reports about whether you ...
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In Lightroom how do you specify Perceptual or Relative when exporting image?

In Lightroom 6 I can use Soft Proofing to see what my image will look like with different profiles, and I can choose whether to do the conversion using Perceptual or Relative. However when I actually ...
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Why would printer managed colours shift when using a CMYK based profile?

When my printshop lets their printer print an image with an embedded sRGB profile, and no CMYK based profile, with the printer managing the colour mapping itself it always does a good job. If instead ...
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Is conversion from one colour profile to another clearly defined

Is conversion from one colour profile to the other other clearly defined ? If I change the ICC profile for an image from sRGB to another profile such as Adobe RGB will it be applied the same way by ...
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How can I turn off printer colour management when using Lightroom?

I have just purchased a Canon Pixma Pro 100S which I'm using to print black and white images. I'm finding the prints have a variety of colour casts, depending on the paper used. My monitor is ...
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Does white balance totally correct color shift due to lens glass or coating?

I'm about to create custom profiles for my camera and in order to do so I need to shoot pictures of color reference card. I don't really understand the impact of the lens I choose to create the ...
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What do the numbers mean in Canon printer profile names?

When selecting a Profile in Lightroom's Print Module > Print Job panel, I'm a little confused. I have some Canon Matte Photo Paper, and there is only a single profile that it could be, but I also have ...

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