Join Joe Brady for an in-depth discussion in this video Color-space conversions, part of Advanced Color Workflows for Photographers.
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…Since the digital devices we are working on all have these…differing capabilities to reproducing color these limitations require that our…playing field be marked out so that it contains the number and…the tonalities of those colors that the device can display.…Before you consider converting an image file from one color space to…another you need to be very clear why you are doing it.…Converting an image from one space to another will change the data in the file,…and may cause from a minor to an enormous color shift or loss of color.…
I say may, because it depends on the colors present in your image, and…what space you're converting them into.…Most commonly you would be converting an edited image from Pro Photo RGB to either…Adobe RGB or sRGB, and occasionally CMYK.…To do this with full knowledge of what will happen to the image, you need to do…a soft proofing that will show the effects of both the colorspace conversion and…which rendering intent will be best suited to the image.…Rendering intents are discussed in detail in the previous course, but…
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