RE: color gamut

From: Eric Neilsen ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/19/04-11:35:37 PM Z
Message-id: <000501c46e1b$63ae34b0$51a0fea9@NEWDELL>

Judy and Jack, It also be the view setting. Judy check to make sure that
your monitor color space is selected. Check the Proof set up and have it
checked on Monitor RGB. Your colors should improve. Also make sure that
you've downloaded the most current RAW plug in for PS.


Eric Neilsen Photography

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-----Original Message-----
From: Jack Fulton []
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2004 11:56 PM
Subject: Re: color gamut


Unfortunately, the Photoshop color, at least on the computer monitor, was
miserable, not nearly as nice as the Powershot 5 color on the computer
monitor (which really is lovely, I have to admit). Now what ?

I've been told there is probably some software available somewhere that
would make the translation... and allow me to get the camera's color in

Is this true? Any other advice or suggestions?

If you have a nice image on your camera and not in PS most likely you have
not set the parameters in PS. It is most likely the color space you are in
that is distorting your image color.
Open: Photoshop > Color Settings

Click on 'Advanced Mode'
Set RGB working space to 'Adobe RGB (1998)'
CMYK normally is not used by us photographers but I set it to 'Generic CMYK
Gray I set to 1.8 gamma . this is the normal gamma setting for
macintosh/Apple computers. The Windows world sets their gamma to 2.2. It is
a long argurment best saved for another day. That and sRGB suffice it to say
could confuse us all.

Under Color Management Policies just put in 'Preserve Embedded Profiles' in
all 3 spots

Conversion options should be 'ADobe (ACE)

The "intent" is for how the printer makes you image look. 'Perceptual' is
the norm here with the 'Use Black Point Compensation' turned off and
'Dither' on.

Skip the "Advanced Controls"

This ought to assure you of nice color.
If not, your monitor should be calibrated.

I believe you have Apple OS 10 . . right?
Then, go to the' Preferences' in the 'dock'.
Click on Displays > Color where you'll see the 'Calibrate' button. Click on
that and follow the instructions.

Now you'll have PS Color Settings and monitor calibration. After that things
ought to be fine for you.

Jack Fulton
Received on Mon Jul 19 23:36:03 2004

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