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Old 05-29-2005, 02:25 AM
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Default No-holds bar colorspace

To obtain the maximum control of your color you have to follow these steps:

1- Shoot RAW: This allows you retain the "negative" and control the color development.

2- Use Camera Input Colorspace: Choose a RAW development software that allows you to have a camera input color profile.

3- Use Wide Gamut or ProPhotoRGB: Convert your RAW into either these two colorspace and edit the filed in 16 bits mode whenever possible.

4- Display: Convert a copy to sRGB for monitor display. The color may changes slightly so you can tweak it if the software that you can softproof using the output (display) profile.

5- Prints: Obtain the color profile of the combo printer-paper, convert a copy to this space. The color may changes slightly so you can tweak it if the software that you can softproof using the output (printer-paper) profile. Give it to the lab and tell them to print it AS-IT-IS.


Note: all of this presume that you have a pretty good monitor that has been properly hardware calibrated.
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