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just trying to start with color management


筑北村, JP
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zach_sundstrom Registered since 08th Mar 2006
Thu 13-Apr-06 10:37 PM

So, the past few days I have been looking at color management. My final output is going to be to have my pictures printed through Ezprint.com. But I am a bit confused on where to begin. Here are my questions.

First, when I input my pictures into my camera, what color space on my computer should I be in? I am using a Nikon D70s. When browsing my display options, I noticed that there is an option to have my display calibrated to Nikon sRGB space (I shoot in sRGB). So, when I input my pictures, should I first view them in Nikon sRGB color space or should I use something else.

After this, I do my various editing with a mixed bag of software (Dxo, iphoto, the Gimp, Hugin, but NO photoshop). During the editing process, which color space should I be in?

And then it comes to the final crop for print. AT Ezprint, they are going to send my a couple of photos and an icc profile so that I could do soft proofing. I understand the whole point of soft proofing, but since I am not using photoshop, when soft proofing, could I just temporarly change my monitor setting in the system preferences?

By the way, I am using a 15 inch powerbook, running 10.4. Many thanks.

If there are any beginning articles on the web, I would be glad to know. But I mean beginning, because some of them are just downright confusing