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  creativepro.com - Out of Gamut: Finessing Photoshop Color
But they often don't realize that their choice of RGB working space is one of the main factors that dictates where they fall between the two extremes, because the working RGB space defines the palette of available colors for their images.
Adobe RGB (1998) is a considerably larger space that grew out of wishful thinking for a future generation of video monitors.
Both spaces are deficient in the same area -- the yellows -- and wide-gamut output devices such as film recorders, Durst Lambdas, and so on, tend to extend their gamuts primarily into the yellow region, not the greens and blues.
www.creativepro.com /story/feature/6541.html   (1928 words)

 What About ProPhoto RGB? - Photo Tips @ Earthbound Light
In addition to the shapes outlining the gamut for sRGB and Adobe RGB, I have added a white line showing the extent of ProPhoto RGB's gamut as well as an indication of the typical gamut of an Epson desktop printer on glossy paper (the gamuts of matte papers tend to be somewhat smaller).
Adobe RGB can still clip some very saturated yellows but does cover all the greens, and green is a very important color being in the middle of the visual spectrum and very prevalent in nature.
Just as Adobe RGB and sRGB contain the same number of colors as dictated by the limitations of how they are represented in 8-bit and 16-bit mode, ProPhoto too has to live within what the numbers are capable of.
www.earthboundlight.com /phototips/prophoto-rgb.html?source=rss   (1164 words)

 Color Management 101
The term "color management" denotes the process of standardizing the relationship between the numeric data in digital image files and the colors output from monitors and printers, or measured by scanners and digital cameras.
A properly color managed workflow (the process that lies between pressing the shutter button and removing the print from the printer) can be difficult to set up, but the dividends reaped in time saved, less waste of paper and ink, and general frustration can be enormous.
The practical result of all this is that a color space with a gamma of 1.0 would be able to describe shadows and dark colors with a much greater degree of precision than light colors and highlights.
visual-vacations.com /ColorManagement/cm_101/01intro.htm   (2178 words)

 Joseph Holmes - Gamut Plots
It is therefore routine for a working space to contain a lot of colors that couldn't possibly be printed by any printer, now or in the future, and for a printer's gamut to contain fewer, but still a lot of colors that don't fit into the working space (unless it's a huge one).
Dye gamuts tend to be superior in the darker colors and pigments tend to be better in the lighter colors, but the K3 gamut is so big that it does rather well even in the darker colors, though still not quite as well there as the Light Jet.
Adobe RGB is famously said to have been created accidentally by combining two existing television gamuts into one working space: the red and blue of PAL/SECAM and the green of NTSC (1953), from which it is indeed made.
www.josephholmes.com /propages/2DGamutPlots.html   (2708 words)

 Profiles and Color Spaces
A color space is intended to reproduce a certain range of colors.
Color gamut is the specific range of colors in a color space.
If an image's color space needs to be changed, the color space has to be converted from the existing color space to the desired color space.
www.zuberphotographics.com /page_Profiles.htm   (1023 words)

 Pinball Pal - Using the Pantone Color Cue for Matching Paint Colors
RGB colors are usually represented by the values of 0 to 255 for each of red, green and blue (or their hexadecimal equivalents of 00 to FF).
The RGB color space was developed because it corresponds to the three colors that the human eye can detect, and it corresponds (not coincidentally) with the transmission colors of the vast majority of television and computer displays.
RGB assumes a linear relationship of chroma and luminosity (50% red, 50% green and 50% blue should correspond to 50% gray), but human color perception is not linear in either of those relationships.
pinballpal.com /colors/colorcue.htm   (2594 words)

 Adobe Wide Gamut RGB color space - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Wide Gamut color space is an expanded version of the Adobe RGB color space, developed in 1998.
One of the downsides to this color space is that approximately 8% of the colors representable are imaginary colors that do not exist and are not representable in any medium [1].
When working in color spaces with such a large gamut, it is recommended to work in 16-bit color depth to avoid posterization effects.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Adobe_Wide_Gamut_RGB_color_space   (257 words)

 Color Management: Photoshop Color Settings - Photo Tips @ Earthbound Light
Now that we've covered some of the background of what color management is all about, it's time to start putting some of this to practical use, and the first place to go is your Photoshop Color Settings.
The smaller triangular outline shows the sRGB gamut used as a standard for computer monitors and the larger triangle maps the gamut of Adobe RGB 1998.
Next, under Color Management Policies, there are a number of options that determine the default behavior of Photoshop when you convert from one profile to another and whether you want it to take these actions without asking you or not when you do various things.
www.earthboundlight.com /phototips/photoshop-color-settings.html   (1029 words)

 Imatest - Print Test
The output color space should be one of the three recognized by Print test: sRGB (small gamut; comparable to CRTs), Adobe RGB (1998) (larger gamut; comparable to high quality printers), or Wide Gamut RGB (larger gamut than any physical device).Adobe RGB is recommended.
This plot,which displays the response to different levels of color saturation, is of interest for comparing different rendering intents (rules that control how colors are mapped when they are transformed between color spaces or color spaces and devices).
Gamuts are shown in the CIELAB a*b* plane for 0 ≤ S ≤ 1 in steps of 0.2.
www.imatest.com /docs/print_tour_printest.html   (2222 words)

 Epson Stylus Pro 4000, 4800, 7600, 7800, 9600, 9800, 10600 - Professional Marketing Services, Inc.
Your goal is to match your working space gamut to the gamut of your output device.
Embedding one of these profiles in an image with a wide gamut, say a raw scan from a scanner capable of capturing a wide gamut from color film, will force the wider gamut into the smaller gamut space by clipping or converting pixel data.
Incidentally, one important characteristic of all these RGB working spaces is their ability to form a neutral gray with equal values of red, green, and blue.
www.promarketinc.com /technical/mr_colorspaces_pt2.html   (699 words)

 Firefly Editions - Scanning Services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Adobe RGB (1998) provides a larger gamut than ColorMatch RGB and is potentially a better space for prepress work if you want to access a broader range of colors.
This space represents many legacy files in the desktop publishing world simply because applications such as Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop used it as their default for RGB in the past.
When editing a file, colors are often forced into the display space (clipped) and, consequently, your color adjustments may not appear as visible changes on the screen.
www.firefly-editions.com /ffScanningServices.shtml   (1009 words)

 Understanding ProPhoto RGB
The camera's colour space is much much bigger than the Adobe space, especially in the deep reds and blues.
Simply, that if you are using the Adobe RGB colour space with a Canon 20D, for example, (and this applies to virtually every other DSLR on the market), you are not getting a lot of the deep saturated colours that the camera's sensor is capable of capturing.
But, on the other hand, an image file in a wide space such as ProPhoto RGB needs to be kept in a cage, so that it doesn't accidentally get into the outside world.
www.luminous-landscape.com /tutorials/prophoto-rgb.shtml   (1736 words)

 Shutterbug: Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw Plug In
Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw Plug-In The Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in, once installed, launches automatically when the File/Open command is applied to a raw or TIFF image file made by a supported camera stored on a drive or in a folder.
In addition to throwing out supposed redundant information and much of the color variation captured by the sensor recorded as bit depth, the final insult with some cameras may be that the JPEG file output is also in sRGB color space, with its limited color gamut.
Shadows allows gamut clipping to eliminate any waste of space—that which is devoid of image information—contained in what is displayed in the histogram at the lower density side.
www.shutterbug.net /test_reports/0803sb_adobe   (2190 words)

 Minolta DiMAGE A1 Review: 13. Features: Digital Photography Review
The color mode menu allows you to select the output color space as well as a variety of color effects in the sRGB space.
Adobe RGB is available in two different options with out without embedded ICC color profile, the later of which will be automatically recognized as Adobe RGB by ICC aware applications such as Adobe Photoshop.
Remember to view the Adobe RGB images correctly you must load them into a color space aware application such as Adobe Photoshop and ensure the Adobe RGB color space is assigned.
www.dpreview.com /reviews/minoltadimagea1/page13.asp   (531 words)

 ColorVision Profiler RGB 2.1 vs Monaco EZColor 2.0
If you utilize a variety of working spaces for different types of images -- such as a wide-gamut space for archiving scans from slides, and a smaller gamut space for digital camera images -- you must create an output profile for each working space and printer/paper/ink combination.
Profiler RGB allows you to choose a "precision" for the new printer profile; the default is Normal but I recommend always selecting High precision.
The overall process for creating a printer profile is similar to Profiler RGB - print a target, scan it, and generate a profile.
www.mhbirdphoto.com /articles/profiler2_vs_ezcolor2_2.html   (500 words)

 creativepro.com - Out of Gamut: Photoshop 6 Gets Smart With Color
Under this Policy -- color management set to Off -- when you move pixels from one image to another (via copy/paste, drag and drop, etc.), the numeric pixel values are always pasted, which means that if the source and target images were in different spaces, the color appearance of the transferred pixels would change.
When you move pixels between two RGB or two Grayscale images that are in different spaces, the color appearance is preserved (the numbers change as the moved pixels get converted to the destination space).
Images with embedded profiles are automatically converted to the current working space: You get an alert informing you that this image currently isn't in the working space, and that the Policy is set to convert it to the working space, as shown in Figure 4.
www.creativepro.com /story/feature/9155.html   (2743 words)

 Imatest - Colorcheck
The saturation of an individual color is proportional to its distance from the origin (a* = b* = 0).
The light gray curve is the boundary of the sRGB color space.
The colors in the central squares are corrected for the difference in luminance between the exposed and the ideal values.
www.imatest.com /docs/tour_colorcheck.html   (960 words)

 ProPhoto RGB color space - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The ProPhoto RGB color space is an RGB color space, developed by Kodak, that offers an especially large gamut designed for use with photographic output in mind.
The ProPhoto RGB color space encompasses over 90% of the visible colors specified by the CIE L*a*b* color space, making ProPhoto even larger than the Adobe Wide Gamut RGB color space.
One of the downsides to this color space is that approximately 13% of the representable colors are imaginary colors that do not exist and are not visible colors.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/ProPhoto_RGB_color_space   (220 words)

 RGB Working Space Information
The concept of colorimetrically defined RGB spaces has been around for a long time — at least since the the days of the development of color television.
I have heard the rumor that the green primary for Adobe RGB came about by the accidental use of the NTSC green primary, used incorrectly since NTSC is defined relative to Illuminant C while Adobe RGB is defined relative to D65.
Since the ICC specification and Adobe Photoshop both use a reference white of D50, the working space primaries that are specified relative to some other reference white must first be adapted to D50 before they may be used in a D50 environment, or be meaningfully compared with one another.
www.brucelindbloom.com /WorkingSpaceInfo.html   (1396 words)

 Message boards
RGB is a convenient color model for computer graphics because the human visual system works in a way that is similar - though not quite identical - to an RGB color space.
Adobe has recently developed another color space called Adobe Wide Gamut RGB, which is even larger, in detriment of gamut density.
As of 2004, sRGB is by far the most commonly used RGB color space, particularly in consumer grade digital cameras, because it is considered adequate for most consumer applications, and its design simplifies previewing on the typical computer display.
www.dreamstime.com /thread_3142   (473 words)

 Shutterbug: Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop CS 8.0   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
It is not just that Adobe has coordinated the upgrades of these applications in the same time frame, but it has integrated many functions seamlessly between all of them.
Again the Adobe programmers have expanded the size of the thumbnail images, reducing the amount of wasted white space in each contact sheet page generated.
Color Replacement: For those of you who read my report on Photoshop 7.0 when it was released, you may recall that I took exception to the new Healing Brush, not finding it a useful or effective retouching tool.
www.shutterbug.net /test_reports/0304sb_adobe   (2634 words)

 Technical Perspectives on Digital Photography
Several months ago, I was in the process of adding better color management for an open source rendering and simulation package.
Most people when writing their first ray tracer (in school or elsewhere) usually represent their colors as RGB without giving too much thought to which specific RGB color space (or even if the color space they are using is linear or non-linear).
ROMM RGB was developed by Eastman Kodak, however I believe the name ProPhotoRGB is used because of the friendliness of the name (I guess ROMM RGB just doesn't have the same "pro" ring to it).
blogs.adobe.com /digitalphotography   (626 words)

 Color Management 101 for Digital Artists > Getting Down to Business   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In other words, the ICC works to get us consistent color output from the plethora of devices and computer systems on the market today, regardless of who manufactured it, the operating system being used, and what the device may be.
RGB is the color model used by monitors, scanners and digital cameras, and RGB stands for Red, Green and Blue.
Choose Load RGB in the RGB: fly-out in the Working Spaces area within the dialog and select your profile from the list that appears.
www.informit.com /articles/article.asp?p=391646   (3799 words)

Learn here why a "wide-gamut" space is better for demanding users than a "small- gamut" space.
Note how the Adobe RGB version loses detail and plugs saturation in reds, oranges, magentas, cyans and blues, while the DonRGB version preserves all the subtle color detail in the original.
These color spaces were originally developed for newspapers and magazines to simplify the reproduction of RGB wire-photos.
www.hutchcolor.com /profiles.html   (674 words)

 Introduction to Icc Profiles
Profiles are simply look-up tables that describe the properties of a color space.
If you take the time to actually profile the device, you will find that although the color gamut may be close to the editing space, it is not an exact match.
Note that all your edits are being performed in the file's editing color space rather than in the printer color space.
www.drycreekphoto.com /Learn/profiles.htm   (2046 words)

 Wide Gmut VCMYK
The Wide Gamut CMYK profile presented in this article is designed to allow RGB images to be edited in CMYK mode, then converted back to RGB with a minimal loss of color saturation.
There are color correction goodies in CMYK-land, and I hope this article will make it clear that CMYK may be used without bruising even the purest, most saturated RGB colors.
In my previous article RGB to CMYK is OK, I presented a counter to the myth that converting an RGB photograph to CMYK ruins your colors, and illustrated this with several example images.
www.curvemeister.com /tutorials/widegamutcmyk/index.htm   (878 words)

 The Digital Corner: A Practical Guide to Color Management (Part 2)by Chris Gamel
Adobe RGB is an excellent photographic color space for a number of reasons.
While it is fairly simple to change an image's color space with a narrower color gamut, going from a narrow color gamut (limited range of colors) to a wide color gamut (wide range of colors) doesn't work very well.
Adobe RGB has the added benefit of being a widely accepted color space that is recognized by many programs.
www.photomigrations.com /articles/0409400.htm   (888 words)

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