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Why is it difficult to find camera color profiles?

Raw conversion applications supplied by the camera manufacturers do have profiles for each camera built in, otherwise they couldn't render a remotely accurate image from the raw data at all. These ...
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How to embed two ICC profiles in an image?

Usually, there's no reason to embed more than more one profile. With an input image, you embed the input profile, so that your colour management system can work out what colours the numbers in the ...
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How do I ensure that the colours printed more closely align with Relative Intent in Lightroom?

You softproof with the perceptual intent selected and edit the colors to look the way you want. It will probably be easiest to apply the edits to one image and then copy those changes to all of the ...
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What Canon printer profiles apply the least amount of ink?

First, do not use regular paper on inkjets. The colors will render poorly and the ink will bleed. Inkjet paper has a special surface coating that causes the ink to instantly dry without soaking in. ...
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Is there a reason not to remove colour profiles from images on the web?

If the original ICC profile is sRGB or equivalent, there is usually no harm from removing it. sRGB is sometimes added to images that were not originally color managed. (The profile shouldn't be ...
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Create ICC Profile for Negative film

In case you are interested. I have created a workflow and code to create ICC profiles for color negatives. It is intended to be used with digital cameras but could be adapted to scanners as well. See ...
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Are these versions of sRGB v2 the same?

You list different things. The 2001 reference is an ICC Specification that defines how V2 profiles are structured. The specification applies to profiles such as sRGB as well as others such as ProPhoto ...
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Effect of assigning an ICC color profile at different stages

I fear there is a misunderstanding of the processes involved: color correction vs color conversion vs "applying/assigning an ICC". (The latter are usually understood as two different things; ...
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Hardware options for canvas printer calibration

It is the same process as any printer. You simply need to print the sample and take measures with the hardware. http://www.xrite.com/service-support/...
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Colour Workflow A - Z

It sounds like you are missing a step or two. First, a general note on ICC color correction. The point of ICC is to document the differences between a target and the actual display medium as well as ...
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How to embed two ICC profiles in an image?

I've tried learning about colour management and icc profiles but only really understand the basics. I have created some profiles for displays and printers. When creating a printer profile with argyll ...
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What are the benefits of profiling a factory-calibrated AdobeRGB monitor?

There is a misconception sometimes about monitor color management. It is a two-step process: Calibrating, then profiling. Calibrating linearizes the monitor (adjusts so that all grey tones from ...
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How to modify ICC profile values?

Don't do this, make your own extended section instead. Messing with the ICC profile may (likely will) cause display issues as it is the information that gives the context of the data contained within ...
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Is there a reason not to remove colour profiles from images on the web?

However my understanding is that all web browsers will assume by default that the colour space is sRGB if this is not present... Well, perhaps all web browsers should assume by default that the ...
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Profiling a scanner: What does the Media White Point stand for in an ICC profile?

Ignore the Media White Point in Scanner Profiles I want to profile my scanner using an IT8.7/2 chart. Analyzing the ICC profile I generated it shows that the Media White Point is close to D65 ...
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Converting from sRGB to ProPhoto & vice versa on Photoshop (with a 120% sRGB screen)

I think there's a broad misconception here, but I'm not sure where to start to 'fix' that, so here are some rambling thoughts so far… Bullet points in the question have been edited since I answered ...
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Converting from sRGB to ProPhoto & vice versa on Photoshop (with a 120% sRGB screen)

Just because Photoshop uses the ProPhoto color space internally, it doesn't mean what you see on your screen is rendered using ProPhoto color space. It's almost certainly being converted to sRGB when ...
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What Conversion Engine works best in Photoshop? ACE or ICM

Summary Adobe ACE wins hands down. It produced no differences when converting all 16M (256^3) RGB colors from sRGB to ProPhoto RGB and back to sRGB when working with 16 bit tiffs and rounding to 8 ...
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GIMP's color profile options on file opening and on export

I can't answer this one with any certainty. The discussion (or argument:) you linked has 2 sides to the same reasoning, in effect. This throws a spanner in the works of that reasoning because you ...
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Different colors in LR/PS and web

I don't see any real issue with your process; except that the third step is redundant and destructive. Try turning on your color space warnings in PS's color setting preferences and then opening one ...
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Can I use “sRGB mode” or a manufacturer's ICC-profile as a poor substitute for hardware calibration?

Of course, having a colorimeter is better. But of the two options you have, I would trust the second display more. Having a stock OEM profile (for your first display) is not much different to having ...
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Can I use “sRGB mode” or a manufacturer's ICC-profile as a poor substitute for hardware calibration?

Can I use “sRGB mode” or a manufacturer's ICC-profile as a poor substitute for hardware calibration? You could, but that's exactly what it would be – a poor substitute. Generic manufacturer profiles ...
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I made a profile with Colorchecker Camera Calibration software. How to import the .icm file for use in Camera Raw?

Usually, in the Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom, the way that camera characterisation is done is via custom .dcp profiles, those are created with the Adobe DNG Profile Editor. The documentation explains ...
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Same sRGB image different colors in Lightroom, Windows, Web and Android

From what I can see here the device used to compare color to judge it's accuracy is not a calibrated or profiled device. Just using a canned profile for a display says nothing about the actual ...
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Why are image colors inconsistent in different applications after monitor calibration?

The files are exported in the sRGB profile, but that information is not embedded into the file. It will view correctly in applications that assume sRGB for png/untagged files. It will view differently ...
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How to soft proof an image in LightRoom with CMYK ICC profiles?

According to blurb: Soft proofing and ICC Profiles in Lightroom, Lightroom does not support CMYK, and you need to hop over to Photoshop or InDesign to softproof CMYK. Apparently, use of CMYK ICC ...
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ICC version predates ICC datetime

No, it does not necessarily mean that. It is basically impossible to determine the provenance of a photo just from the photo's EXIF data. The ICC DateTime could have been manipulated by just about ...
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How to process images to emulate mismatched color profiles?

The simple way to get the same effect is to simply assign, from the edit menu, the ProPhoto RGB profile to the image. This is the same as exporting and saving the file w/o a profile then attaching ...
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What are some use cases of warm-tone inkjet paper?

The primary use case is to get results similar to warmer photosensitive papers used for B&W prints in the pre-inkjet past. By using a paper with such a color cast, monochromatic inks (various ...
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