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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I am lost, why color output differs everywhere?

http://prntscr.com/ompfh8 I have read about what is sRGB and some color modes. I know where to edit color mode Edit - Color Settings. But after spending a lot of time i am unable to synchronize my ...
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Can a combination of purple-green or pink-green make a design look bad?

Just like we use some green on red (not all cases, depends on saturation and lightness) as shown in last image, which looks not very common & attractive when it comes to illustrations for social ...
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Laser print proofs quite dark

I'm a graphic designer and use an iMac. My monitor is correctly calibrated and I use appropriate colour settings. So when I send work to a commercial printer the colour of finished pieces are a pretty ...
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Photoshop Color Management: Proof with Xerox Versalink C500 different from CMYK production printer?

I'm having a hard time getting accurate colors between calibration on my monitor; a Xerox C500 i'm using to proof, and the end result when sent to our production printer. I'm not sure exactly where my ...
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Pantone-like color matching for latex 6-color printing?

For print design with 4-color process, I've used the coated version of the Pantone Color Bridge to select colors. I'd like to select similar, perhaps wider-gamut equivalent colors to be printed on ...
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Edit existing Camera Raw Filter

I'm looking for a way to edit a Camera Raw Filter that I've already created and want to modify or just know how it was created. I couldn't find any way to do that. What I do is selecting the Camera ...
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What was there before ICC profiles?

It's a general question of desktop publishing. I sometimes wonder what notions where taking place where we now have ICC profiles (and there PCSs). Which are computer notions, materialized by files (...
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How does one convert an ICC characterisation file with no calibration tag into one with a calibration tag

How does one convert an ICC characterisation file with no calibration tag into one with a calibration tag taking the characterisation to be a calibration in order to get a cheap improvement in a ...
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Assign Profile using a custom color profile from another image

First, I am still struggling to fully understand color profiles, but I feel like I have most of the basic concepts. I welcome any corrections to any misunderstandings revealed by what I am asking, ...
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Pick a color that is base of hair or skin

Looking any hair or skin you notice different tones, shades, and so on... which is the base color that is determinant of such hair or skin? and that is the origin of all tones and shades of them? How ...
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Embed colour profile when saving as JPG via script

I have the following script that saves a copy of my current document as a JPG to the desktop, however I cannot get it to embed the colour profile. Does anyone know how to do that? var JPGquality = 12;...
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RGB to CMYK conversion problem

There is a situation where I have to transfer colors in Hex Format (from an app) to Adobe Illustrator. But I need to extract the exact CMYK value (that was assigned in the previous app). Long story ...
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Photoshop: color profile keeps changing to ProPhoto RGB instead of sRGB

The last few weeks I'm having trouble with wrong color profiles attached to my exported JPG images. I've always have my color space set as sRGB but somehow, somewhere something has changed where my ...
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How can I fix printed colour problems with images designed in Photoshop?

I design artwork in Photoshop to be sold as downloadable files for printing. However, I'm having ongoing issues with printed colour problems and seem to be going round in circles with this problem. ...
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Should you convert or only assign a color profile when wanting to preserve color appearance?

Context: I am preparing a design to be sent off to a professional printer. I will print the exact same design on both coated and uncoated paper, requiring FOGRA39 and FOGRA47 respectively. In ...
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Why aren't there printers that use red-green-blue ink cartridges?

Why aren't there printers red-green-blue ink cartridges? I would like some well-documented articles on this because I haven't found anything comprehensive. The best I've found are this and this on ...
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How to make a screenshot from Corel 2017, without converting through my monitor color profile?

My goal is to (temporarily at least) get reliable colour values on screen and in my screenshots, in CorelDRAW 2017 on windows. If I screengrab and paste into eg GIMP, the colours shift. I think what ...
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InDesign color accuracy for calibrated PDF and JPEG exports [closed]

This is an age old question that litters the internet. I've been working in design for coming on two decades, so am fairly up to speed with color profiling for devices, images and proofing. I've sent ...
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Why does Photoshop's color profile conversion change appearance when source and target profile are identical? [closed]

Recently, I've noticed something in Photoshop I cannot quite understand: I've got a Photoshop document (not a specific one) in e.g. sRGB, ICC-Profile embedded. Now, when using 'Convert to Profile' ...
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Krita Color Management Settings

I am a new Krita user and confused about the Color Management Settings. I understand Krita cannot provide the more usual color profiles since they may be copyrighted. On the other hand, I have these ...
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Photoshop color profile to PNG

I'm making a game that uses png files for textures. When I run the game I noticed that the colors were less saturated and had less contrast then what I was seeing in photoshop. A fellow programmer ...
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What is the effect of “Output Intent Profile Name”, when exporting PDF from InDesign?

I wonder what Output intent profile name means, when exporting a PDF from InDesign. Does it have any effect at all on the result, or is it just a piece of information, a text string, that is stored in ...
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Prepress: I do not know the printer, what color profiles should I use?

IMPORTANT: I dont know who the printer is or will be -- the PDF goes to an unknown layout person who will incorporate it in the publication (book). That would make it for offset printing I believe. ...
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What is the use of color mode 'bitmap' in Photoshop?

I am looking to design in color mode 'bitmap'. I don't understand the use of the color mode bitmap. When and how can I use it?
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Working with a Pantone Guide in correlation with a well calibrated screen

I have Dell XPS 15 9560 white led display, which is calibrated with an x-rite i1 Display Pro. I mainly do my work in Illustrator and I really want to get the best color accuracy for my designs. I have ...
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Pantone Guide RGB vs Pantone Color Manager RGB

Why do the RGB values specified for a Pantone color in the Formula Guide (Color Bridge Coated) differ from the RGB values specified for the same Pantone color in the Pantone color manager software?
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Why would home printers work better with an RGB image

In @Scott's answer to this question Best format to save Photoshop artwork for printing?, he states that most home printers will more accurately reproduce the colors from an RGB image than a CMYK image....
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How do I get deep blacks on print?

I bought a Pixma ip8750 to try and make my first steps in printing. It does print in hexachromy, so it has a grey, a dye black and a pigmented black. However the results I am getting in b&w prints ...
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CMYK profiles issue

When I’m working on a CMYK file with a SWOP Coated profile in Photoshop, I can convert my QR code color to true black (K=100%) by opening a new work space with the same dimensions but changing the ...
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Why Photoshop change the colors of my pictures when I open the,? [closed]

In my work sometimes I create a .psd with specific measurements or frames in order to use it as a template. Problem is that when I drag and drop a picture later to be edited, I see a difference ...
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Change color profile in Photoshop without loosing layers

Is there a way to change the color profile e.g. from RGB to CMYK without merging all layers to one background layer? At this time I've two layers one pixel filled background and a curves layer. I ...
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Indesign vs illustrator colour profiles

Currently running Adobe Suite CC 2017. Im currently working on some branding material which requires work to be done in Illustrator and indesign. However when creating the artwork I'm using the CMYK ...
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How can I make Color picker on a Macbook Pro select the proper color? [closed]

I'm using the standard color picker on my Mac to find out which colors are used on websites or images. When I look in the Chrome developer tools, the css is saying the color should be #f9a034, but ...
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In depth logo pack, dire need of advice

To start off any help is greatly appreciated I posted in the Adobe forms as well with almost no response. So I am putting together my first logo pack and like the title states, I'm confused on a few ...
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Why do my Illustrator linked files look desaturated on Photoshop?

I have a Photoshop file with only a layer in it, the layer is a linked Illustrator file. Both files have the same color mode, and assigned color profile. The problem is that Photoshop is showing all ...
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Separate an image into arbitrary color channels

In Photoshop, it's fairly easy to separate an image into separate monochrome red, green, and blue images. These could each be projected as slides in front of separate red, green, and blue lights to ...
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Copy/paste to same doc in Photoshop changes colours

This is really throwing me for a loop. For some reason, when I copy and paste a portion of an image in a document (with an embedded colour profile), the pasted image is a different colour than the ...
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Consistent Color Management Across Printers

How do you manage a specific color, to print consistently across different printers / ICC profiles? I have a long time client and their brand color is a specific shade of coral rgb(250, 128, 112). I ...
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CMYK in notebook looks different in other media

I usually do my works in Photoshop in an Asus notebook. The problem that I'm having is that whenever I save a picture in CMYK format it looks fine everywhere I try to visualize it in my Asus, but when ...
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How to remove the blur/leak in some edges and color discrepancies for this image?

I have this image exported for the web from Photoshop CC 2015, but it has a couple of issues that I want to solve. The problem is in the vertical strip in color fuchsia with a pattern of hearts in ...
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Simple color management for print & web

I'm starting out a small business as a print & web designer. I need to stay low on costs at this point. I did the first design on a laptop, got some money in advance, purchased an EIZO CS230 ...
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Different display of colours in photoshop and illustrator while using the same color settings

Here I'm using the same color settings for both Illustrator and Photoshop and the same color for my shapes - #0441f0, but they look very different. Any ideas? Take a look at the screenshot. Left is ...
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Loading custom ICC profile into InDesign

I have been going around in circles with colour profiles for a while now and I'm not getting anywhere. I am working between Photoshop and InDesign to prepare a presentation of a hand-drawn colour ...
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Color conversion, RGB to CMYK, different values in Photoshop

I'm trying to enter the color #00ADE3, using Adobe Kuler and ColorHexa and another website; when I enter my color #00ADE3 I get the same CMYK(100,24,0,11). My Photoshop gives different CMYK values ...
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What would happen if I made something - CMYK 100

It would literally be: C: 100 M: 100 Y: 100 K: 100 For a total of 400% color I know you're never supposed to go over 300... but How would this affect: The way it looks on my ...
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What is the best workspace color profile to use while designing for billboard Ads in both Illustrator and Photoshop?

What is the best workspace color profile to use while designing for billboard Ads in both Illustrator and Photoshop?
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Issue with color profiles in grayscale images (compared to GIMP)

X-Post https://www.reddit.com/r/photoshop/comments/5v4zid/issue_with_color_profiles_in_grayscale_images/ (slightly edited) Hi everybody! I hope the language barrier will not be noticed (feel free to ...
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Color Profiles: Please explain

I have requested for a print house to complete a workpiece for me. One of their requested for preparing the item is "Please don't use color profiles". I don't know what this means and therefore don't ...
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Print quality on magnetic roll vinyl

I have a project which required printing on magnetic vinyl. I received a sample from the printer and the quality is awful, pixelated and grainy (see attached sample). The printer is usually excellent, ...
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Embedded display profiles vs absolute colorspace profiles inside pictures

I'm trying to understand color management, and have stumbled across an issue: I've seen many people, and some tools (like the OSX system screen shot utility) that will embed the icc profile of the ...