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 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 edit more than 8 bits (10, 16 bits) of color in GIMP?

I've found out GIMP supports 16 bits color editing, e.g. here Can I use 10bit effectively today and if yes how?: Software support for editing in 16- and 32-bit color is good: Photoshop, before the CS ...
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Converting from sRGB to ProPhoto & vice versa on Photoshop (with a 120% sRGB screen)

This is just academic: I want to find a cyclical way to convert from sRGB to ProPhoto and vice-versa on Photoshop. I notice that no matter that the images from Is Your Browser Color-Managed? looks ...
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How can I get my colours true for product photography?

I am struggling to get some colours correct in my product photography. I have used a gray card to set a custom white balance and also tried AWB in the camera, but still seem to have trouble getting ...
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X-Rite i1 Display Pro - settings for a notebook

I recently bought a digital colorimeter from X-Rite, precisely an i1 Display Pro. I tried different configurations, with and without Flare Correct, small and huge color palette, with and without ...
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Does Color Eyes Display Pro have advantages over the software that came with my colorimeter?

I would like to know if there are any advantages to using this calibration software package instead of the ones that came with my colorimeter (a Spyder 2 Express)? I've read a number of reviews online,...
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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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Gray values on QP card 201

I have a colour standard card QP 201 which I am hoping to use to calibrate gray values in some scientific photos. For this purpose I will need to know the percentage gray values of the gray squares (e....
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Is scanner calibration possible or necessary for scanning negatives?

I shoot film in both colour and black & white. Currently I have the negatives developed and scanned by a lab. My next step will be to get a 35mm film scanner and scan the developed negatives ...
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How do monitor and image editing software color profiles interact?

I've Googled, I've Bing-ed, I've even DuckDuckGo-ed, but I can't figure this out. Here it is: My monitor has its own color profile, currently "eyeball" calibrated but soon to be really calibrated. ...
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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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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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How to save large photos with web safe colors?

When I'm done in photoshop I always use save for web to take care of color management so it looks the way I want in the jpeg, but it won't let me save photos any larger than 8191 pixels on a side, ...
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Noticible diff. using Display port versus DVI on Eizo ColorEdge Monitor?

I am wondering if an Eizo ColorEdge monitor will show noticeable improvement if I upgraded my graphics card to one with DisplayPort capability. The specs say: DP - 1024 contrast tones, and 1 billion ...
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What are techniques for enhancing visibility of photos under natural, outdoor daylight?

I'm trying to find techniques for making photos more visible under daylight (i.e., when daylight reflects off the photo displayed on a screen or print). Does anyone know of any photo editing ...
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Should I adjust the settings of a monitor before calibration?

I have previously only used the build-in monitors of my MacBook or iMac, which I have calibrated with a ColorMunki Display. They only had one parameter, brightness, for which the calibration software ...
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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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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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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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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 colour space does Adobe Lightroom use when displaying photographs outside of the Develop module?

I've already read What colour space does Adobe Lightroom use in the Develop Module? this question but its leave two points unanswered: Does Lightroom use that particular color space throughout or ...
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How do I use my screen calibration profile in Lightroom under wine?

I have a .icc monitor profile from my colorhug, which I use with GIMP and geeqie. I have xiccd running which sets the X11 _ICC_PROFILE atom to point at my .icc file. All the guides I've seen for ...
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When a lens and camera are callibrated together, which is changed, and might other lenses be adversely affected?

I wonder what exactly is the calibration of a camera body and a particular lens. I know the effect, but how it is achieved? I recently bought 80-200 (the two-ring version), I was waiting for too long ...
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Why am I getting a different look with Huey Pro on a LED TV screen?

I own a Huey Pro and used it on CRTs, LCDs and my Mac Book Pro screen. Been using it fine with these screens until I bought a LED monitor. When calibrated with the Huey pro the LED monitor (connected ...
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Is it possible to physically calibrate a Nikon 50mm 1.4G

Having just bought a Nikon D800, i decided to have a play with the 50mm 1.4G on it. I noteced it was back-focusing by about 2cm so tweeked the AF fine-tune. however thats now maxed out at -20 and its ...
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How do I color calibrate a printer?

I know there are devices for calibrating monitors and I've heard of similar devices being used for printers, but how does that process work? What does the device do with the printer to calibrate it? ...
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Why don't the values given by Argyll's scanin match what I see in darktable or Gimp

I'm trying to do a variation of the color profiling flow given in this post about color profiling I take an image of a Wolf Faust it8 target, turn off a bunch of the default processing that darktable ...
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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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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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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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How do I calibrate two displays to the same color? (LCD, LED backlight and CCFL backlight)

I've got two displays. One is approximately six years old: Fujitsu P24-5 ECO (LCD/IPS, CCFL backlight), the other one is a DELL U2412M (LCD/IPS, LED backlight). I've tried to color calibrate both ...
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Why does enabling color management make my colors desaturated?

Here's a pair of screenshots of the same image, as displayed in Geeqie. On top is the version with color profiles disabled (on the View -> Color Management menu). On bottom is the default, with color ...
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How to view the gamut of my printer?

I'm recently unsatisfied with my prints from my printer Epson 3880. The color is simply out of gamut of my image (flowers with vivid colors). I checked with different ICC profiles in color sync and ...
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How can I fix a blue colour cast from my Canon i9950 printer?

I have a Canon i9950 with an aftermarket CISS. It used to be fine, but having not used it for a while over Christmas, now all my prints are coming out with a horrible blue cast. I have checked that ...
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How to get colors right with Nikon D300?

With my Nikon D300 I have been photographing dahlias. I have been unable to get accurate colors of some of the flowers particularly in the magenta-violet range. I have adjusted white balance manually ...
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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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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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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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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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Are there graphic cards that allow calibration of conventional laptop displays?

I am about to buy a new laptop and would like to use it for photoediting. It would be nice to be able to adjust displays colors so they are accurate and display the real colors. Are there any ...
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Will Sekonic's C-700 Spectromaster help me accurately capture light and color?

Sekonic announced the C-700 spectrometer for photography, video and cinema. I am a visual artist and I am creating a new project with photos of body art. I am very interested in accurate light and ...
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Colour matching with Photoshop and Canon IP7250

After having used a HP multifunction printer for some time, today I upgraded to a Canon Pixma IP7250 inkjet. I'm having serious difficulties making the prints resemble the images on screen, an issue I ...
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Does the right calibration temperature for my monitor depend on season?

I just bought X-rite calibration kit but one thing makes me curious. Should I set colder white point (6500K) for summertime and warmer (5000K) for winter? Will global warming cause atmospheric effects ...
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RGB working color space that uses the L* tone response curve?

There are a couple of RGB color spaces out there - LStar-RGB.icc and ProStarRGB.icc- that use the L* tone response curve. What's the supposed advantage of using the L* TRC over using a gamma curve as ...
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Do I have to do camera calibration every shoot?

I bought a xrite color checker export. I understand that for white balance, I'm suppose to shoot the card every shoot. Because the whitebalance is different in every environment. But what about ...
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Match color temp, white balance of 2 JPEG

I have 2 jpegs of a same landscape, I want to make a panorama with it. But as they have difference tone how can I solve it using Photoshop CS6 ? I cant open the files in Camera RAW [parent app not ...
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How can I correct a yellow tint in prints which formerly were properly colored?

I have been printing pictures for some time and all of a sudden they started coming out tinted in yellow. My goal is to print some Memory Books for my Grandchildren and I am unable to proceed like ...
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How do I change the saturation settings on my Pixma Pro 100?

I just purchased a Pixma Pro 100 to replace my Epson R2000 after it died; sad to say, Epson is no longer carrying the R2000. My prints on the Pro 100 are desaturated, and a little on the dark side. ...
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What's the best way to calibrate my wide-gamut display used with two different computer systems?

I have a Dell U2410 monitor hooked up to two computers: a Windows machine via HDMI, and my MacBook Pro (running Lion) via DisplayPort. The output from Windows is great: colours are true and text is ...
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Confused with my monitor Picture Modes

I've recently bought my first "Designer Monitor", Benq PD2500Q (yeah I know it's probably still shit for professionals, but for me it's the first 'better' monitor). I'm very impressed by it ...

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