Join Joe Brady for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding color spaces, part of Advanced Color Workflows for Photographers.
…Since the digital devices we are working on all have differing capabilities of…producing color, these limitations require that a playing field be marked out…that contains the number of colors and the total range that this device can display.…From largest to smallest, the common color spaces that a photographers and…designers will encounter are, ProPhoto RGB, Adobe RGB, ColorMatch RGB, and sRGB.…These are what are called device dependent color spaces.…We'll look into what that means in the next segment.…
There are also some hidden variations you may encounter, including Light Room's…modification of ProPhoto RGB, which actually operates behind the scenes.…Depending on which software you do most of your imaging editing with, Photoshop,…Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, Aperture, or some other application, you may or…may not need to be aware of color spaces as you begin the editing process.…As Lightroom actually performs color adjustments only on export,…you won't need to address this until you're ready to send the file out.…
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