How many professional photographers bother with color management?

Started Dec 17, 2011 | Discussions thread
PenguinPhotoCo Veteran Member • Posts: 6,284
Re: Teaching not Doing!

Dan DeLion wrote:

ComputerDork:

Your teacher's answer could explain why he's teaching not doing.

The colors on your monitor result from the interaction of the computer's software and hardware plus the the interaction of monitor's hardware and software. The result of all these interactions is unpredictable.

Not to mention the monitor's rendition of color, and brightness, will change over time. I calibrate monthly and often see a change in calibration - subtle, but the profiling software catches it.

Like folks that use costco and such and brag how they profile weekly or daily...pro labs profile daily at the worst, every shift is common and certainly every time they change paper or chemicals.

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