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icc profiles and color managed software

danall

Springfield, US
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danall Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Feb 2009
Wed 23-Jan-13 03:44 PM

I've tried to educate myself on color management, have read lots of internet articles, have a couple of books on color management, but you will see from the questions i have that i really must not have a good grasp of the fundamentals. I have a NEC monitor that i generate custom icc monitor profiles using the proprietary Spectraview software and Spyder calibration tools. I use the native "full" color gamut of the monitor for the monitor profiling/calibrating. I use these as the "default" icc profile for that monitor in Windows 7. When i use a color managed software like Oloneo Photoengine i can choose a custom icc profile for my display preferences. Should i be choosing that same icc profile in those software preferences or should i be choosing one that matches that tagged to an image (srgb or argb)? Should i be generating and using monitor profiles that match the color space of my images, ie if I am editing srgb images should i have a custom monitor icc profile using that color space instead of the wide gamut one? I guess I'm asking that with my attempt at color management should i be using monitor icc profiles that match the color space of my files. I have both srgb and argb files. Do i need to generate different monitor profiles for each and switch back and forth in the default monitor settings? Somewhere i read to just use the wide gamut setting for everything? Is that correct?

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