Questions tagged [color-spaces]

A colour space is a specific organization of colours. In combination with physical device profiling, it allows for reproducible representations of colour, in both analogue and digital representations. The colour spaces most commonly encountered in photography are Adobe RGB and sRGB.

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6500k calibrated monittor - what are the RGB values to represent a given monochromatic radiation of known wavelength?

Say I've calibrated a monitor to the standard 6500k 2.2 gamma, and the color space is sRGB. On this monitor, I would like to have a reasonably accurate representation of a monochromatic radiation (...
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Why are the color spaces we have access to incomplete?

The question, then: If all colors are combinations of red, green and blue, and my monitor's pixels use all three, why is its color space limited to so small a portion of the actual complete color ...
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Can an RGB channel be shifted to increase color gamut into the violet range?

TL;DR: Can additive RGB color gamuts produce the perception of light that has a shorter wavelength than the Blue component? If not, does shortening the wavelength of the shortest component of a 3-...
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What is the difference or relation between a Color Model and a Color Space?

What is the exact relation or difference between a color model and a color space? I find these two terms to be used interchangeably in some literature. Are they simply the same? Thanks!
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When soft proofing, why does the image change between relative and perceptual intent when there are no colours out of gamut?

My understanding is that relative intent just clips the out of gamut colours and that perceptual intent scales (compresses?) the colours to make the out of gamut colours fit. It seems to me there is ...
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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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Color regrading/correction/calibration between photos for scientific color analysis using in-image palette

This question is not quite in the same vein as artistic photography but I feel that this StackExchange is best suited to answering the question. Closest questions I could find for further reading ...
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How to reduce color gamut in Photoshop?

I would like to see how the image will be displayed on the monitor with lower color gamut. Am I able to mimic this using Photoshop?
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How can I get both monitors to look the same?

I have used Acer V247Ybip for about a year and decided to buy Acer V247bi to use for second monitor, which is basically the same monitor, but without the Display Port. The problem is that basically ...
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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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Losslessly batch convert many JPEGs to sRGB?

Recently I came across a bunch of weird JPEGs; here's one of them. In Firefox 16.0.2 and ACDSee it looks much more vibrant: However in Internet Explorer 9/MS Paint/Paint.NET 3.5.10 (on Windows 7 64-...
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Do CEIL LAB images look really the same on all monitors?

Monitors can show only RGB models, which has different values on different settings of the monitor. CEIL LAB was designed to be device independent, however I have a confusion that essentially the ...
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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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Should I use “sRGB mode” on my computer screen?

I recently acquired the ASUS PA248Q screen for photo processing (and everyday use and gaming: I have just that one display). This display offers a "sRGB" mode. Right now the screen is configured to ...
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Are RGB numeric values equal to CMYK percentages?

are RGB numeric values equal to CMYK percentages?
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Why don't we see charts of the colorspace/gamut of a DSLR?

For many displays, we see the color space or gamut shown on chromaticity charts in comparison with some standard color spaces like Rec. 709, sRGB, Adobe RGB, and Prophoto RGB which gives an indication ...
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How can I display Color Profile of every jpeg in a folder?

I need to find the color profile of every jpeg in a folder so that I can determine which ones I want to edit. Can I batch list them? I do not have Photoshop.
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Is there free software to compare gamuts?

This questions is related to Why did LR6 soft proofing thought some colors were out of gamut even if they turned out perfect? Since I found out some of my images are out of gamut of the printing ink+...
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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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Are there reasons to NOT use Adobe RGB in JPEG/TIFF files and CIELAB in TIFF files?

Back in the day of 256 color displays. We had web safe colors but today nobody uses 256 color systems. These days people are using either sRGB or Adobe RGB monitors and browsing the net with it. In ...
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Pseudo high-bit grayscale - does this idea already exist? [closed]

I have an idea for a grayscale color space that is able to have 11 bits of grayscale depth on a typical 8-bit color depth monitor. The idea I'm going to detail is simple, so I assume it must exist ...
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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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Why does L*=0 not correspond to black in the L*a*b* color space?

According to two sources I found, in the CIELAB LAB colorspace a value of L*=0 corresponds to black. Quoting Wikipedia: The three coordinates of CIELAB represent the lightness of the color (L* = 0 ...
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Why does GIMP ask me to switch between sRGB color profiles?

I'm scanning pictures with an Epson Perfection V600 and editing in GIMP. When I open these pictures, I get a dialog asking if I want to convert the color profile from "EPSON sRGB" to "GIMP built-in ...
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How do I save this 'band-less' version of this image from ACR?

The sky shows banding in Photoshop, but if I press ctrl+shift+A to go into ACR, it's gone. I assume that no actual pixels are being changed when I enter Adobe Camera Raw, and I'm not touching any ...
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P3 Color Pallet vs sRGB

I have RAW images and export them from Lightroom using the default sRGB colorspace and haven't ever had a need to change this for display on websites. However, I develop websites and apps that run on ...
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How would I construct the CIE Yxy diagram? [closed]

It seems most references showing a CIE Yxy diagram can be reduced to very few (one?) sources. If I wanted to construct the diagram myself from some published measurement values, how would I do it? I'...
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ColorSync found bad profile on Mac. What are the possible side effects?

Today something led me to discover ColorSync Utility under Applications > Utilities. Upon Verify I discovered 9 bad profiles on my Mac. Searching for profiles... Checking 63 profiles... /Library/...
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Is there a way to see CIE 1931 chromaticity diagram in its true color?

As I understand, on ordinary monitor I could only see a subset (e.g. sRGB) of the horseshoe shape of visibile color. Is there any lab device that could generate all the visible colors and project ...
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Why do pure colors (red/green/blue) become a mixture of colors when converting raw?

In trying to understand how raw is converted, I created a synthetic raw image that has a red, green and blue gradient strip, with a gamma of 2.2 (dng). I made the synthetic raw by converting an image ...
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Is there an better than Adobe RGB monitor?

All monitors I see claim 99 percent of the Adobe RGB and that's it Is there something better? We are seeing 14 bit HDR televisions these day which uses 14 bit altough I am not sure what exactly they ...
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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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Is it possible to make an monitor that can output colors perfectly? [closed]

We have come from long way from my rather bad IBM E74 monitor with terrible color reproduction to the brand new monitors with 14 Bit HDR. But will we ever see an monitor that can output colors that ...
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Why does the imported JPEG from my Canon Powershot G9X Mark II on PC screen differ quite significantly from the camera display? [duplicate]

Consider the attached sample images. I took them circa 4:50 AM and 3:50 AM, respectively. On the Live View display of the Powershot G9X Mark II, they were full of light. The pictures were taken as ...
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How does Saturation in Lightroom work?

I checked the HSB values (using Photoshop Elements) of the same pixel before and after a saturation adjustment in Lightroom - here is the information: Before Saturation: RGB: 159, 189, 233, Gray: 28%...
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Why does editing software not care about colorspace?

TLDR: Editing software does never indicate clearly how effects operate in terms of color spaces, gamma ramps and whitepoints. Why? Since I learned a lot about colorspaces, whitepoints, gamma ramps, ...
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Are colour profiles ever stored in RAW files?

Recently on a wildlife photography course, the leader asserted that using aRGB in the camera settings meant less loss of data in the RAW file than if sRGB were used. As I did not understand this I ...
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Why can I see beyond sRGB in CIE Chromatic Diagram

According to CIE 1931 color space chart, the sRGB gamut is what's inside the triangle: As you can see from the diagram, blue is shown outside the sRGB gamut (at about 460 nm wavelength). Knowing that ...
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What is the color reproduction accuracy on mid-2012 non-Retina Macbook Pro-s and how applicable it is for photo editing?

What is the color reproduction accuracy (sRGB color space coverage) for Apple Macbook Pro non-Retina models from mid-2012 and how applicable it is for photo editing? I read that MBP Retina display ...
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Why don't cameras capture using the CIE XYZ color model?

If the CIE XYZ color model is a better representation of what humans see, then why don't CCD arrays in cameras capture data in a way that maps to it rather than the RGB model? It seems especially ...
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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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Standard color space more vivid than Adobe RGB in Dell DELL UP2516D?

I noticed than the Standard preset of colors of my monitor produce more vivid colors than Adobe RGB preset. As far as I know, the monitor can reproduce both sRGB and Adobe RGB. Thought that the Adobe ...
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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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Color space encoding vs Color image encoding

Can someone explain to me, what's the difference between those to terms. I mean the space encoding I understand it as given the color space we define the depth (in bits) and value ranges that color ...
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How does Lightroom group colors inside the HSL panel?

I am working on a small application that would allow the same functionality as the Lightroom HSL Panel: I would like my application to behave very similarly to how Lightroom does. Therefore I grouped ...
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Why don't color spaces use up the entire color spectrum?

Take a look at the CIE 1931 chromaticity diagram shown with the sRGB color space gamut. Why are certain colors intentionally left out of color spaces, like you see below? Why not just include all the ...
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Which color space is used by my iPhone 8 photos?

While my old iPad mini photos say their color space is sRGB, my new iPhone 8 photos tell me their color space is "65535" ("unknown value"). Some sources say this value means "uncalibrated", but that ...
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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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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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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 ...