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More Color Management


St. Petersburg, US
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genec57 Basic Member
Wed 02-Oct-02 09:57 PM

For some time, both with my scanner and now my D1X I have used the following workflow. I open the RAW file in Bibble, do a bare minimum adjustment - maybe a bit of white balence adjustment and the occasional iso correction.

I then send the image to Photoshop. In Photoshop I tell it to convert to the Photocal profile which is my monitor profile as setup by the Photocal Spyder (I recommend it highly).

After whatever needs doing in Photoshop I print.

This seems to me to provide a really good result and the prints are quite satisfactory. I have had no doubts about it at all until the recent discussion about color management. I would like to hear any suggestions from all of you.

As a point of interest I would like to mention the Photoshop Plugins that I normally use and find quite useful. They are Nik sharpener Pro, iCorrect Professional (does an amazing job on white balence), and Color Mechanic Pro which does great color correction. I found all these recommended on the Luminous Landscape website - www.luminous-landscape.com This site should be a must for anyone serious about digital imaging. This despite his rather obvious bias toward Canon

A special thanks to all the contributors to the content of this site. It is invaluable to me as a digital photographer and as a frequent vistitor to many other forums I really like the polite, courteous tone to be found here.