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Color management for dummies


posted on 24th of february, 2017

Sorry for the title, I didn't mean to insult anyone, just wanted to get your attention. Now that I have it, let's talk about color profiles and color management.

    



Without going too deep into color theory or technical specifications, lets just me just say that color profiles are a tool meant to help content creators make sure their audience sees everything the same way they do. This blog will focus on digital cameras and digital images, but the same principles may apply to analog media and other things.

When a digital camera records an image, it embeds the image file with a color profile information based on the camera's color space settings. When this image is then reproduced, that color profile is also read. If possible, the source colors are matched with the color...

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Posted by Annahristova on May 29, 2017
Thanks
Posted by Klodvig on May 28, 2017
@AnnaHristova, the color space information is not available to the buyers before they actually download the image, unless the contributor writes it in the image info or the buyer checks the color space of the thumbnail image. In general sRGB is best for most as it is most widely supported, those looking for print images can usually handle the color management themselves.
Posted by Annahristova on May 28, 2017
Thank you for the useful article. But I have the following question: does anyone have idea what color profile is better for the site to capture? What kind of pictures buyers are looking for more: Adobe RGB or sRGB ones.Thanks



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