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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Calibrating a lens...is auto focus less reliable when zoomed?

So, I'm calibrating my lenses to a new camera body, a 5D Mark IV. When calibrating my 70-200 ƒ2.8 (version 1), I found that the focus was accurate at 70mm. However, when I calibrated it at the 200mm ...
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How do I create and load a color profile with DisplayCal on Windows?

I have monitors that look different and I don't know how to make them look the same. So I buy a spider2 because it is cheap and I want to make sure it work before I spend a lot of money. The seller ...
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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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Adding some color to trees in a picture (Photoshop)

I'm just getting into photo editing so I pulled a photo off of google and tried to edit it. I'm happy with the edits, but I want to add more green color to the trees to give it a bit more color and ...
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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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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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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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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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What are the pros and cons of doing ColorSync vs vendor matching?

When I print a photo on the Mac, I'm offered a choice between ColorSync and Vendor Matching: I'm assuming ColorSync does color management on the Mac and sends the printer a bitmap in its native color ...
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Why does every JPEG I export from Lightroom 5 have Adobe RGB embedded no matter what color profile I select?

I have just noticed that lightroom 5.7 exports every jpeg with AdobeRGB profile embedded, no matter what profile I select in export dialog box, Anyone has an idea why?
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What is the relationship between ICC profiles and the color modes of my wide-gamut monitor?

I bought an LG 27MB85Z-B monitor, and I have a few questions about its operation and colour calibration. It comes with its own calibration software LG True Color Pro and I am using Spyder3Express ...
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Printer color calibration software for "manual" calibration

I don't think that I need professional calibration for my printer (its for private use, and an MX925 only anyways) but I thought that since I have a color checker passport, there might be some way to ...
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What are these focal lengths for Sigma Nikon Optimization Pro for 14-70mm F2.8 OS HSM A017?

I've been calibrating my Sigma lenses using the Sigma Optimization Pro application and the doc hub, for instance, the 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM A017 Nikon version. In order to do so, I take photos at ...
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Look Up Tables in Colour Science

I am looking into the colour science regarding lookup tables, and their application to images. I am trying to find out what the values within the LUT actually represent. LUT_3D_SIZE 33 0.000000 0....
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What is the normal process for a photographer to get their photo into CMYK format?

I am an aspiring photographer. I take pictures that I want printed in CMYK for a magazine. Do I have to take the photo, and then painfully convert the rgb photo to cmyk? Is there no out of the box ...
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Lightroom: Custom Camera Profile Appears as "Unnamed Profile"

I'm running Lightroom CC on a macbook pro with Yosemite. I used the X-Rite Colorchecker Passport to create a custom color profile in lightroom. Everything worked fine, except after restarting ...
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Different perspective of view in a Display [duplicate]

I love to shoot raw. I have a desktop with a 20 inch LG HD LED Monitor, and most of my post-processing is done using DPP (Digital Photo Professional). I also have an HP Compaq 15-s001TU Notebook. I ...
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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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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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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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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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How to create custom reference data for ColorChecker Charts using X-Rite ColorChecker Camera Calibration?

I am using ColorChecker Camera Calibration v2.0 in combination with Colorchecker Digital SG achieving the most colourimetric accurate colours. At the moment the software is using the values given by ...
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What would be the best way to make pictures taken with different cameras to look the same?

I am working on cleaning up an Instagram page and one problem I have come across is that there are a lot of pictures on that page. They come from different cameras, lighting and focuses and I was ...
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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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Displaying an 8bpp image on 30bpp hardware, what to do with the extra bits? [closed]

I am building some hardware with a graphical user interface and my images are stored with 8 bits per pixel (bpp) in RRRGGGBB format. However, my video chip expects 30bpp pixels (10 bits for each color)...

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