Anyone using Gimp for color correction?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by HP Garcia, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. HP Garcia

    HP Garcia Guest

    Is any professional or amateur photographers use Gimp for editing photos?
     
    HP Garcia, Aug 3, 2008
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  2. There are many people who edit photos with GIMP.

    However, you really should do color correction with the
    program used to convert the RAW data file to an image
    format.
     
    Floyd L. Davidson, Aug 3, 2008
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    Russell D. Guest


    I'm curious, Floyd, what program do you use for RAW conversion. I've
    been using UFRAW but have a lot to learn.

    Thanks,

    Russell
     
    Russell D., Aug 4, 2008
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  4. I use the bleeding edge development version of UFRAW,
    downloaded from cvs about once a week.

    The development Version 0.14 right now is fairly good.
    Several features have been added that do not exist in
    the stable release Version 0.13, and it seems to be
    significantly faster (I have not verified that to be
    true though).
     
    Floyd L. Davidson, Aug 4, 2008
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    saycheez Guest

    When I looked at the Windows version I could not see formal color
    management.
    Hence color correction would be a best guess scenario, unless Gimp has color
    management but it is not discussed in the help file.
    The situation would be worse in the Linux version as there are likely no
    drivers for calibration devices.
    Otherwise Gimp is capable of relatively sophisticated image manipulation,
    albeit in a vacuum with regard to WYSIWYG printing.
     
    saycheez, Aug 5, 2008
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  6. GIMP Version 2.2 did not have it, but the current
    Version 2.4 release does.

    Note however that doing color management right is *not*
    something that one application, such as GIMP, handles.
    Properly done it very much involves the X driver too, as
    well as the printer driver.
    There is at least one device that does work (I don't
    remember now just what model it is, but google can find
    it). It can calibrate either a CRT or an LCD.

    What is/was very difficult to do is make a genuine
    printer profile, which is either very expensive or
    impossible (I don't remember which, and that has been a
    long time so it could have changed and that may no
    longer be true).
    You should be able to do that without any problem at all.
    However... to do printing *right* requires a good bit of
    sophistication and that is not necessarily easy. Making
    it easy doesn't mean that it comes out right...
     
    Floyd L. Davidson, Aug 5, 2008
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