COLOR MANAGEMENT IMPLEMENTATION IN DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Maja Strgar Kurečić
  • Darko Agić
  • Lidija Mandić
Keywords: digital photography, color management, color reference target, digital camera characterization, device profile, color reproduction, artwork digitalization

Abstract

Digital cameras on the market today have a great potential to become the powerful tool for capturing images for use in all demanding fields (such as artwork digitalization), so many professionals started using digital technology. But, it is often the case, that it is necessary to spend a lot of time for visual editing and making color corrections in various software applications. In this research, some ICC color management techniques were used and tested to investigate the quicker ways to achieve digital images with improved color reproduction accuracy, without visual editing. A testing procedure for characterizing digital camera is described. This procedure is target-based, thus providing objective measurement of quality. The special color reference target for digital camera characterization was developed, applied and tested. The results show that using proposed methodology, the workflow efficiency and color accuracy can be improved.

Author Biographies

Maja Strgar Kurečić
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Graphic Arts
Darko Agić
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Graphic Arts
Lidija Mandić
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Graphic Arts
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Articles