Join Joe Brady for an in-depth discussion in this video Calibration and profiling, part of Advanced Color Workflows for Photographers.
…Profiles are the most important piece of a color workflow.…They contain information on how a device describes color, and…how much range of color it's possible for that device to reproduce.…Profiles are the translators from one device to the next.…They receive information from one place.…Let's say for example you have a digital capture out of your camera.…And they translate that information into another device's space.…Let's say your monitor.…In essence, profiling and calibration puts a device into a state that…can be compared to a known set of standards.…
If every piece of equipment we use knows what we think red, green, and…blue are supposed to be,…then they have a common reference on how to talk to each other.…Think of this set of standards as being sort of a Rosetta Stone for color.…By the way, as a quick side bar, the original Rosetta Stone was a stone carving…with a decree done in about 196 BC from King Ptolemy V.…And it was in three languages, one being Greek.…Now since the decree was essentially the same text in each of these three writings,…
In this course, Joe Brady builds on his Color Management Fundamentals course, focusing on color-management issues of specific interest to photographers. After a review of digital-color concepts, the course explores creating color profiles for each device in the digital photography workflow, from monitor to printer, to camera. Joe demonstrates the tools and techniques behind color profiling, even covering tablets—ideal for photographers using iPads or Android tablets as wireless remote controls.
- What gear can and should be profiled?
- Comparing color spaces
- Choosing a monitor
- Profiling your monitor
- Paper-profiling devices
- Profiling iOS and Android devices
- Soft proofing