white point

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Dale, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. Dale

    Dale Guest

    I think if you do a white point balance of an input image you leave
    color management and enter appearance management which can be image
    dependent, scene balance algorithms work well with consumer images for
    the most cases resulting in no editing

    If I am right you can access the RAW image from a digital camera without
    the white point balance and use this input image in color managed
    workflows, there can even be some successful appearance matching using
    color relative to white point conversions as opposed to absolute color,
    this appearance matching can go further into ideal appearance choices as
    work spaces for editing, although as I know from experience ideal
    appearances have to be a customer selection to fit a workflow and some
    selections are not compatible, like applying an ideal print selection
    input to an ideal transparency or translucency output

    has ICC got this far yet or are people just applying sRGB profiles to
    white point balanced images? sRGB was a bad idea from the start, it
    presented an out from using an actual profile

    I know there is such a thing as "good enough" as opposed to perfect,,
    especially in consumer and consumer based industries like newspapers

    I know you can choose any two of the three: cost,time,quality but not
    all three

    is it the case that people are only using color managed workflows for
    many-colored output processes?
    Dale, Feb 19, 2014
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