Questions tagged [color-profile]

Color profile, or an ICC profile, is a set of data that characterizes a color input or output device, or a color space, according to standards promulgated by the International Color Consortium (ICC).

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What do we call darker, deeper, richer colors?

Burgundy, Forest Green, Navy/Royal Blue, to me, all have a darker, richer shade than their primary color counterparts. We identify lighter, duller shades as pastel, do we have a word for darker and ...
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How to print pure CYAN from a Brother laser colour printer?

I have a Brother hl-L8250CDN laser colour printer on a macbook pro. I mainly print with InDesign and Photoshop. I want to print pure yellow or pure cyan or pure magenta. Is there a way to do this? I'...
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Adjust image to show the true colors of what will be printed

I have what is probably a very unique question for you guys. I have a direct to garment printer that allows me to print directly onto a shirt (or a film). Now the problem that I have is that the color ...
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how to export a pdf without color profiles or color management for print?

First time posting here after reading a lot. I have to send my design to the printer for vinyl artwork. Now the printer specs read: "Color room is CMYK and / or spot colors, without color ...
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Force GIMP treating pixels as linear values

I have an image with no color profile information, that GIMP treats as sRGB, but actually is linear. Is it possible to switch to linear mode, without touch pixel values.
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Colour profiles and printing (digital, offset and office)

I've recently (2 years ago) started studying and doing graphic design work, and I've only adjudicated work with print shops in stationery (calendars, envelopes, notepads) for the company I work for. ...
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Why are even displays with high or complete specific color space coverage not correctly calibrated?

Despite many people asking about calibration, I couldn't find an answer to the following (imo important) question: . Why are so many displays incorrectly or un-calibrated, in other words inaccurate, ...
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Output intent set to fogra39, but looking in preflight in Acrobat says intent is Fogra27?

This is a follow-up question on the comments here: What happens if a commercial printer is using another profile than a file sent to be printed is converted to? I made a print-ready PDF and dug inside ...
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What happens if a commercial printer is using another profile than a file sent to be printed is converted to?

Let's say that I have received info that ink limit should be 300% (this might or might not be accurate), but no info about the specific profile. I convert the files to Iso coated v2 300. What happens, ...
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Appending PDF pages respecting color profile and symbols

I am about to order custom playing cards from a manufacturer. The directions are: FRONTS AND BACKS (ONE SINGLE MULTIPAGE PDF FILE IN SEQUENCE FRONT/BACK FRONT/BACK) When uploading: Convert text to ...
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Why is there a colour difference in the end result in a PDF: cmyk-to-cmyk and rgb-to-cmyk workflow comparison

My Illustrator working profile is set to sRGB/Coated FOGRA39 and to preserve embedded profiles. Conversion Adobe ACE / Perceptual. I did a test. I made a print ready PDF in two different ways:  In the ...
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Linked PDFs in CMYK being flagged as RGB by InDesign preflight

I have a large InDesign document with many images that are linked into it as PDF documents. I run a preflight check in InDesign to make sure everything is in the CMYK color space. These images keep ...
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Exporting InDesign PDF with RGB converted to CMYK, colours look dark and muted?

I am working on a publication in InDesign, working on a 2019 Macbook Pro display, in which there are around 300 links to images. Some images are in RGB, and some in CMYK. Here is an example of an ...
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Aren't all workflows display-referred, considering all monitors convert signals?

This article states: A scene-referred workflow is one in which we manipulate our images prior to their transformation from camera color space to display color space. A display-referred workflow is ...
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Photoshop 2022: Can't change default color profile for new documents (Defaults to Don't Color Manage this Document)

Here's a screenshot of my new document window: Notice under Advanced that the default is Don't Color Manage this Document. I want to change this to ensure that sRGB is default. Before you ask, I have ...
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Modifying rendering intent in an embedded color profile?

I make a mistake on my scanning and save the image with the wrong rendering intent inside the embedded color profile. I want the rendering intent to clip all the out-of-gamut color to nearest hue ...
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In macOS and using Adobe Illustrator, how can I make a photo appear and look as if the OS was using a different display profile?

Say for example in macOS, under System Preferences..Displays..Color.. and choosing the display profile "Rec. ITU-R BT.709-5" as the current display profile (say P_Current). How can I make a ...
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Leaving pictures as RGB in a pdf sent for a commercial printer, and setting color management in indd

Background: I did a PDF for a commercial printer and got a test proof print, which was OK. The final print product looked different, the colors where darker and more saturated. This difference was ...
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Why do my color management settings not save after I log out of windows?

I started to notice that whenever I saved an image in Photoshop, if I opened it back up in Windows Photo application, it would open with a yellowish filter. I learned that this was due to the color ...
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Defining Brand Colours

I've been trying to get my head around colour management for ages. It seems like a hugely complicated topic, so I'll keep my question as simple as possible : If the same RGB or CMYK values can result ...
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(color/shift) profiles in Scribus

I'm new to this stack exchange and I have a question. I downloaded some of the ICC colour profiles from Travis Shaffer's cool thing called [color/shift]. As I tried to put the thing into C:\Program ...
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what is the best color profile for screenshot in macOS? [duplicate]

I want to take a screenshot for a website(images in the website) in MacOS and use the image in other places/devices. what color profile should I use? I can use: P3 color because my monitor is 99% P3 ...
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Color accuracy issues Macbook / PC

I have a weird behavior between a PC and a Macbook (2016) regarding color accuracy. The PC is connected to a BenQ SW271 monitor and the monitor is in sRGB mode Both are calibrated using the X-Rite ...
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InDesign: Export with SVG in spot colors

My Indesign document needs to be printed with a spot color. I have a svg-logo which is supposed to have this exact spot color. It seems that I have no control over the color of the svg? How can I ...
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Do colors like these have a specific name OR special "category" of names for each?

I'm a graphic designer but I've a weak point. I quite don't know the names of these colors. In my office and with friends, I usually call each of them green. But I've noticed more and more my ...
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Why Photoshop changes the color after export even I use sRGB profile?

First, I created a new file in sRGB space: Then I painted it with the color (255, 0, 0): I double-checked that I'm working in sRGB: Then I exported it: Then the final result is still not shown as (...
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Is it possible and reasonable to compensate the media white point of a target color profile?

I’ve been trying to figure out color management (mostly in InDesign, but this question is more general) in a print production workflow in more detail recently. What I am trying to achieve is printing ...
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Photoshop and printing profiles

I'm trying to print a graphic design in photoshop to match an existing print. I have the existing print's LAB values that I am using in photoshop but every time I print my image, the colors are way ...
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How to fix colour difference on different laptops?

so I'd been designing illustrations on my HP laptop - all the images looked exactly the same colour-wise on both my laptop and my Samsung phone. Now recently I got a Lenovo Ideapad and noticed the ...
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ghostscript creates sRGB not CMYK PDF file

Problem Following recommendations from a variety of discussion (see below), I have attempted to use ghostscript to convert a PDF file in an sRGB colorspace (generated by Inkscape) into a PDF/X-1a file,...
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Help me translate what the printing shop is telling me

I sent an email to ask a few questions to a printing shop about some gaming cards I want to print but I'm not sure I understood the answers they gave me. When I asked them, according to their ...
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Color management between different pieces of software

I don't know much about color management even though I read a lot about it today. I know a computer needs calibration in order to render colors accurately, but as an amateur, I don't have the tools or ...
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What will the color of my image look like once printed?

I'm working on a project in Photoshop in CMYK. I exported my rendered tif file in 2 image viewers and they don't look the same. Windows image viewer shows the same as in Photoshop but ACDSee shows ...
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InDesign: which CMYK color space to use

I have not given this too much thought until recently, when a bit of a back and forth happened with a client. So, when I start a new document in InDesign, for CMYK print, how to I know how to setup ...
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How do I ensure the file I send to an external printer will print correctly?

Hope you can help here? I have an Ilustrator 2020 design which I want to get printed on A3 (Giclee). I have an ICC profile (seems to be RGB) from my external printer who will print for me. When I ...
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Change in colors on different screens

So, I created a project in Illustrator and when I uploaded it on Behance the color appeared way off on my mobile, like the pinks changed to browns. It's appearing fine on my MacBook screen but in all ...
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Version 4 ICC Profiles were converted to version 2 ICC Profiles during PDF Export error Indesign

Version 4 ICC Profiles were converted to version 2 ICC Profiles during PDF Export error Indesign Context: I am currently trying to export a file from Indesign into a PDF, however, I am getting the ...
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Embedding a color profile makes the image look different on different monitors

I have always embedded color profiles in my images because I thought it was a good practice, without really understanding the details of how it works. Today I noticed something alarming: I had opened ...
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How do I get the HTML hex color corresponding to a color on screen?

I need to render rectangles in HTML/CSS that exactly match rectangles in PowerPoint. How do I get the hex color code? Presumably the Mac Digital Color Meter Tool is the tool for the job. But me and ...
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Dark transitions between contrasting colors, what is it and how to avoid it?

I've got this issue where I have a teal background and a fuchsia foreground, and when exporting, the anti-aliasing between the two leaves a dark transition. I've found a few workarounds, one of which ...
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How do i properly make .tif in CMYK for printing?

I created a banner that my boss wants to print out. The printing company needs the image in CMYK and as for format, I wanted to use .tif . I have never used that one before or prepared banner for ...
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Why do my prints always produce a magenta tint? Is there a more calculated approach I can take to my print prep?

I photograph and colour correct oil painting photographs I shoot in Adobe RGB and print on a latex printer with the company's ICC profile (I don't know if I have to embed it into my photos or the ...
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Sketch App Fills color dropdown solicitors

I've been trying to figure this out today but had little success. I'm wondering if any of you from the community could help me. I'm trying to add the color pallet saved in my sketch design library ...
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Do not attach ICC profiles to placed images

I just read a good book on DTP. The autor stated, that one should not attach color ICC profiles to images placed in a publication (say when placing an image into InDesign document). The author doesn'...
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Krita - any color space settings/profiles that allow me to have this as Chunk data in the output PNG file?

I analysed the chunk data of a PNG image(unknown source): In Krita, is there the possibility to export a PNG with these types of chunk information directly in the export process? (gAMA, file gamma ...
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Web Safe AND CMYK (U.S. Web Coated v2) swatch

I was curious if there such a thing exists such as a swatch of the intersection set of web-safe and cmyk compliant colors? Is there an adobe swatch library for this? My reasoning being to limit myself ...
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Is it worth converting from SWOP V2 to FOGRA39?

I'm currently in the middle of designing a poster, and obviously want to avoid major surprises with colour when it comes to going to the printers. However, I definitely can't afford any of the colour ...
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Text over background colored getting a weird yellow border

I'm working on a logo using illustrator. I just put a black text over a red shape and my text is getting a boring yellow border around it. In this case, shape is red, but whatever the color I use, ...
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Print in Acrobat with Color Profile and Relative or Perceptual intent

I'm used to print regularly with Photoshop and custom icc color profiles, relative or perceptual intent and/or black point compensation so I'm pretty aware of that kind of settings. I tried to follow ...
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Correcting monitor colors for CYMK printing?

Looking for some help with what i think is a monitor calibration issue. My monitor is a Eizo EV2336W, system is windows 7, using adobe products (PS, etc), also have a datacolor sypder. Within color ...
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