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    Default Color Management, Profiles and such

    Not sure if I'm the only one.. will help if anyone can feedback, etc.

    I have calibrated my monitor using i1 display, after calibration, my monitor colors look fine. However I noticed that the colors my photos when viewing on my monitor using Windows Picture and Fax Viewer differs from Photoshop when I open the same photo.

    My photoshop is set to North America General Purpose 2 and RGB set to sRGB IEC61966-2.1 as per recommendations from various sources. Since many also recommend not changing the working space to the monitor profile.

    How then can we edit the photos properly?

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    Default Re: Color Management, Profiles and such

    i do not know about your other software but not all applications are colour management compliant

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    Windows Picture and Fax Viewer is not colour management compliant - that's the reason why it doesn't know how to render the colours based on the sRGB profile that's embedded in the image, unlike in photoshop

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    hmm.. so then which is the correct colors? photoshop or windows picture and fax viewer? is there any software that can be used to see the pics easily besides running adobe PS or bridge?

    I've tried a variety of softwares, ended up with 2 groups of colors set:

    1) Close to Adobe Photoshop

    Mozilla Firefox (with gfx color management enabled)

    2) Close to Windows Picture and Fax Viewer:
    QuickTime Picture Viewer
    Mozilla Firefox
    Microsoft Internet Explorer
    Microsoft Windows Explorer
    Microsoft Photo Editor
    Microsoft Paint
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    Considering that many softwares may not support color management.. especially MS Internet Explorer and such, doesn't that mean even if I edit the colors correctly, post them in my gallery, etc.. and people who view the pics off IE will be seeing colors that are off??

    If that the case, isn't complaining about colors of pics in the critique section, etc kind of improper?

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    That's why juz hack care color management lah.

    Unless you are into making $$$ for prints.

    Juz remember to set you cam color to match your PC, then dun touch the colors... somehow they are close enough and don't require adjustment... trust your cam lah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CYRN View Post
    That's why juz hack care color management lah.

    Unless you are into making $$$ for prints.

    Juz remember to set you cam color to match your PC, then dun touch the colors... somehow they are close enough and don't require adjustment... trust your cam lah.
    *smacks you*

    My cam is half dead liao.. colors not so nice mah... so you upgr yr cam already??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashleyy View Post
    *smacks you*

    My cam is half dead liao.. colors not so nice mah... so you upgr yr cam already??
    Ya, upgraded to LX3.

    At least your cam is still half-alive, why not just upgrade to D700 and let it rest in peace

    Anyway, you cam can set colors too right, why not set them there?

    .... lastly, I had the same prob as you last time, I just followed (2) since my pics are mostly for screens and most are unprofiled, even prints are pretty matched.
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    set where rite or wrong?? :P I ish noob.. my cam is already set to sRGB

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