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    Photographer's Guide to Color Management Professional Techniques for Consistent Results

    ISBN-10: 1584282045
    ISBN-13: 9781584282044
    Author(s): Phil Nelson, Tom Lee
    Description: Providing effective color-management strategies for producing predictable, repeatable color in digital images, this sourcebook expertly educates readers on the complex relationship between cameras, scanners, monitors, and printers. Focusing on  More...
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    Publisher: Amherst Media, Incorporated
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 125
    Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.25" tall
    Weight: 1.100
    Language: English

    Providing effective color-management strategies for producing predictable, repeatable color in digital images, this sourcebook expertly educates readers on the complex relationship between cameras, scanners, monitors, and printers. Focusing on understanding the full capabilities of popular color-management tools, both amateur and professional photographers will learn to ensure the proper handling of image files throughout the production process. From building a color-managed workflow to properly setting up software, this authoritative guide is a must for photographers wanting to create images of the highest color quality.

    Phil Nelsonis a professional photographer and a consultant and trainer with GretaMacbeth Global Services, a premier supplier of digital color management solutions. He lives in Stamford, Connecticut.

    Acknowledgments
    About the Author
    Foreword
    Introduction
    The Challenges of Digital Photography
    Building a Digital Photography Workflow
    Why Color Management?
    The Color Problem
    The Extended Photography Workflow: Working with Clients and Service Providers
    Relying on Service Providers
    Working with Clients Who Don't Understand Color Management
    The Benefits of Color Management
    Predictable Color
    Reduced Waste of Media and Time
    Improved Communication with Members of the Extended Workflow
    Real World Expectations: The Colors Will Not Always Match!
    Certain Devices Cannot Perceive, Display, or Render All the Colors in Your Image
    Aspects of the Workspace Can Negatively Impact Color Perception
    Outside Services Cannot Always "Get It Right"
    The Objective of This Book
    Preview: A Color-Managed Workflow
    A Typical Workflow: No Color Management
    A Typical Color-Managed Workflow
    Color-Management Concepts
    RGB and CMYK Color Models
    RGB
    CMYK
    The Color Space and Color Gamut
    Device-Dependent Color Space
    Different Devices Define the Same Color Differently
    Device-Independent Color Space
    The Importance of Device-Independent Color
    Lab Color
    Profile Connection Spaces
    ICC Color Profiles
    Working Spaces
    Color-Management Methods
    Application-Level Color Management
    System-Level Color Management
    Assigning Color Meaning vs. Converting Color Data
    Assigning a Profile
    Converting to a Color Space
    Rendering Intents
    Relative Colorimetric
    Absolute Colorimetric
    Perceptual
    Saturation
    Embedding Profiles
    Software Setup
    Define a Standard Working Space and Source-to-Destination Conversions
    Where Do ICC Profiles Come From?
    Device Manufacturers, Application Developers, Paper Manufacturers
    Profile Services
    Build Your Own
    Where Do ICC Profiles Live?
    Macintosh
    Windows
    System-Level Color Management: Setting Up
    Macintosh
    Windows
    Shortcomings of System-Level Color Management
    Application-Level Color Management: Setting Up
    Color Settings in Photoshop CS2
    Setting Up Phase One Capture One Pro
    Building a Color-Managed Workflow
    What Is Needed?
    Hardware for Setting Up Color Management
    Software for Setting Up Color Management
    Device Calibration vs. Profiling
    Calibration
    Display Calibration and Profiling
    Types of Displays
    Display Calibration
    White Point
    Gamma
    Luminance
    Display Profiling
    Testing Your Calibration and Profile
    Creating Input Profiles
    Digital Cameras
    Raw Files
    Jpeg and Tiff Files
    Scanners
    Creating Output Profiles
    Inkjet Printer
    Building RGB and CMYK Output Profiles
    Media Type
    Walking Through the Color-Management Workflow
    Inputting Images
    The Digital Camera Workflow
    Raw Files
    Jpeg/Tiff Files
    The Scanning Workflow
    Outputting Images
    Graphic Design/Prepress
    Worldwide Web
    Inkjet Printer
    Outputting to a Rip
    Raw Converters that Print
    Common Pitfalls
    Redundant Conversion
    Printer Presets
    Assigning the Monitor's Profile
    Proofing
    Final Output Device (FOD) Profile
    Soft-Proofing
    Gamut Warning
    Hard-Proofing
    Rips that Proof
    The Work Environment
    ISO 3664
    Room Lighting
    Evaluating Prints
    Practical Appraisal
    Critical Color Matching
    The Color-Critical Workstation
    The Extended Workflow
    Working with Photo Labs
    Preparing Images for Clients
    Clarify the RGB Color Space
    Get an ICC Profile
    Web Images
    File Format
    Converting and Embedding
    Web References
    Index

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