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In GIMP, how can I identify and match the saturation of an image

I think there is some major color profile confusion going on here. When I download the low res version with the vibrant colors you like, I notice that its color profile is Adobe RGB. The hi res ...
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In GIMP, how can I identify and match the saturation of an image

Looking at the pictures you posted, it seems to me that the ones you consider "duller and less vibrant" are actually higher quality images, not just in resolution, but in color information. ...
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In GIMP, how can I identify and match the saturation of an image

You can apply the colors of the low-res image to the hi-res image quite easily, because our perception of the details is mostly based on luminosity and not on color or saturation(*). Open the high-...
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What's the difference between saturation, vibrance and clarity in Photoshop and Lightroom?

Vibrance is a smart-tool which cleverly increases the intensity of the dull colors and leaves the already well-saturated colors alone while saturation effects the whole image. Clarity is like the ...
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Why does lowering saturation via blend mode produce different grays than lowering saturation via adjustment layer?

Left – uses a layer with blend mode set to Saturation. The layer's color has 0 saturation (e.g. white or black fill), and layer is 100% opacity. The layer you are using to set the blend mode must ...
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PDF Looses Saturation when Exported at a Lower Resolution

PDF/X uses CMYK color, If your artwork is RGB, that's why there's a change. Distilling to PDF/X will auto-convert colors to CMYK in the PDF/X options.
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In GIMP, how do I match the lighting or colours in one image to another image of exactly the same scene but which is darker?

Solution 1 Adapt this tutorial to work with lightness Solution 2 Variant A: Stack the two images as layers (with the reference image at bottom), Set the top layer to Difference mode (this also makes ...
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How to *clip* saturation in Photoshop to a specific upper bound?

Method using HSB/HSL Filter First make sure that you have access to the Filter > Other > HSB/HSL filter. If it isn't installed, you can find it in the Optional Plug-ins on Adobe's homepage. ...
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In GIMP, how do I match the lighting or colours in one image to another image of exactly the same scene but which is darker?

One possibility is to do some tone mapping on it. Using your bottom image, here I used Colours > Tone mapping > Fattal. In the filter I reduced the opacity to reduce the overall effect. What ...
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What is this filter/post-production called?

I'd say it's a high contrast black and white image which has been colourised. If filters were used, probably not a single one but a combination of effects, possibly even some hand colouring. Here's ...
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How can I measure the "colorfulness" of an image?

I have no idea how to measure "colorfulness", but we can measure saturation. In fact, you used that word to describe what you need with black and white images scoring low and very saturated images ...
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Ideal range of brightness and saturation for background color of a website?

Here's my advice: use color for the elements in your website, in opposite directions of a color wheel, for contrast, but not directly opposed or complementary, and find their additive-averaged color. ...
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Ideal range of brightness and saturation for background color of a website?

There is no maximum. Ultimately it boils down to how much people are going to be using your website and the effect it has on them. If users are going to spend hours on it every day, then it needs to ...
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What's the difference between saturation, vibrance and clarity in Photoshop and Lightroom?

This first bit is from the Adobe site. Vibrance adjusts the saturation so that clipping is minimized as colors approach full saturation, changing the saturation of all lower-saturated colors with ...
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