Getting the color out of your printer to match what you see on screen is the job of your color management system. Both Mac OS and Windows have built-in color management systems to enable this, along with the apps you use for photography. In order for color management to work properly, you need a profile for each of your devices. The profile acts like a fingerprint for the color for the device. The color management system uses these profiles to translate the color interpretation of one device to another. In this latest post I explain how color management works inside of ON1.
Tag: All About Color
Hi All. I just wanted to say thanks for having me as your guest coach in April. Getting back in here and interacting with all of the Plus members has not only been a great time for me, but I always learn a lot from you guys. I hope I was able to help you understand some of the geeky/techie side of color a little more this month. We’ve made the series available for download below. I hope that you take away that these things are indeed important. But hopefully you also found that it’s easier than you thought to keep track of color spaces.
Continuing on with our discussion on color, I see a lot of questions on the color channels we can see in our histograms. You could see this in camera if you have your histogram turned on, or you can also see it on all of the various editing apps under the Histogram panels. So what do these channels do? Do they really affect anything? Well, let’s take a look.
In Part 2 of Color Correction with ON1, we’re going to look at some of the more creative aspects of color correcting photos. Especially with our outdoor landscape and nature photos, there is no “right” color for it. So it starts to become more about our personal style and what colors we envision for the photos.
In this first of two videos, we’re going to look at some of the technical aspects of color correcting a photo in ON1 Raw. We’ll look at how we can neutralize color casts, with the White Balance tools as well as take a look at what the Highlight/Shadow Purity controls do.
In this final video I’ll talk about the various options when outputting your photos, whether it be for web, print or something else.
It’s time for our second video on color spaces. This one goes in to how we can work with the different color spaces in ON1 and what the best practices are for keeping things consistent.
Alright, we’re going to dive in to color by first taking a look at color spaces. This is where it all starts and ends in our photo workflow. In this first of three videos, we’ll take a look at the colors spaces we’ll use as a photographer, and find out the differences between them.