Color profiles, engineering or art?

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Eric Nepean
Eric Nepean Veteran Member • Posts: 5,437
Re: Learned some about color spaces and uses of french words in American English...

Erik Kaffehr wrote:

But, getting back to the original posting. Are color profiles engineering ort art?

Personally, I would like to see profile making basically as engineering with some toppings of art.

But there may be other routes, that is the reason for the original posting.

Best regards

Erik

Perhaps both.

When a color profile is selected to closely represent the colors of the original scene, as a human being with average color perception would see it, that's engineering.

When a color profile is used to intentially show colors so that do not match the original scene, that's art.

When a color profile is selected by default that does optimally represent the colors of the original scene, that's an accident, or poor engineering.

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