COLOR MANAGEMENT & PRINTING
Learn how a digital image changes when it goes from camera to display device to printer. Understanding how this "color management" process works can help you achieve a more pleasing image.
- A Background on Color Perception
- Understanding Bit Depth
- Understanding Digital Pixels: PPI, Dithering & Print Size
From Camera to Display to Print
- Color Management, Part 1: Concept & Overview
- Color Management, Part 2: Color Spaces
- Color Management, Part 3: Color Space Conversion
- Understanding Gamma Correction & Digital Tones
- How to Calibrate Your Monitor for Photography
- Soft Proofing: Matching On-Screen Photos with Prints
- Working Space Comparison: sRGB vs. Adobe RGB 1998
Athough we usually cannot achieve a perfect match between what is printed and we saw in person or on-screen, often times we can produce a good approximation. Achieving a good print or on-screen image is therefore all about making the right trade-offs.
Even though modern digital imaging software is usually able to automate the process of color management, certain aspects will always remain subjective. Having a deeper understanding of this process — and what choices to make — helps photographers make the most of their digital images.