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Ishkabibble
09-18-2005, 09:16 AM
Has anyone created or located ICC profiles for the DS that they are willing to share? I managed to get one, a generic profile, but Adobe RGB renders a more accurate image.

astro
09-18-2005, 07:11 PM
How do you do that?
How does it benefit more than using the preset sRGB or adobe RGB?

Ishkabibble
09-18-2005, 09:13 PM
I have used color profiles in the past and find they substantially reduce time investments in editing. Images are more true to the original scene. Some articles that will assist with understanding color management and applying it in Photoshop are:

http://www.color.org/whycolormanagement.pdf
http://www.boscarol.com/pages/cms_eng/index.html
http://www.drycreekphoto.com/Learn/color_management.htm

The following article demonstrates how ICC profiles work for printers. It shows the extreme variations in device capabilities, and presents dramatic examples of why profiles are necessary. While reading it, keep in mind that similar variations hold true for all devices that interpret color, cameras included.

http://www.normankoren.com/color_management_4.html

MatH
09-19-2005, 01:12 AM
I tried different color profiles for output when using Capture One raw converter. I you enable color management in your picture viewer and set it to embeded color profile (ACDSee 7) all images will look the same, no matter the color profile. C1 has also a DS camera profile available for output.

Ishkabibble
09-22-2005, 01:10 PM
Thanks MatH,

I did find a free profiling package and have noted three improvements:

Increased detail in shadow areas
More accurate color in dark areas
Reduction in oversaturated colors (like flourescent pilons and tape)

The differences are not extreme, but they are noticable. For anyone who wants to try a fee pack, here's the link...

http://www.aim-dtp.net/aim/calibration/xlprofiler/index.htm

The only thing you may need to purchase is a color-chart, though the pack does use standard charts.

Ishkabibble
09-22-2005, 01:26 PM
Anyone interested in image optimization may also want these freely downloadable filters. I use Tonality, though I suspect the others are good too.

http://www.aim-dtp.net/aim/plug-ins/fifo/index.htm