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Color Management & Quality Output by Tom Ashe

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INPUT PROFILING, SCANNERS & DIGITAL CAMERAS

 

 

 

Now that we have discussed color managing our monitors and projectors, next we will look at calibrating and profiling our input devices. Of course, the two main input devices of our imaging system are scanners and digital cameras. They are what we are using to digitize our images—turning them into 1s and 0s—so that we can work with them on the computer. What the input profile will do is tell us how our input device sees colors, so we can understand and interpret what the red, green, and blue values from our input devices mean. Why is this important? Because, helping applications like Photoshop or Lightroom understand the input device’s RGB values will help us to reproduce the colors from ...

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