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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(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?

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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Should we increase saturation and brightness on CMYK colors?

I already heard that when we're gonna pick a correspondent CMYK color from a RGB one, it's "recommended" increasing saturation and brightness in order to get a better printing result, because every ...
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Is any quality lost when saving a flat RGB PSD as PNG?

Sometimes when I have a PSD I'm working on, and I flatten it and do an incremental save, I save as PNG instead of PSD because (1) the file can be opened even without Photoshop on another machine, (2) ...
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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 ...