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Digital Camera Techniques by Jon Tarrant

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17 Colour management

Why has the vital area of colour management been left until so late in this book? The answer is three-fold. Firstly, within the sphere of home digital photography, colour management is not an issue that requires special attention most of the time. Secondly, digital cameras are largely preset devices within which there is usually no option to alter the colour space used. And thirdly, it is not possible to profile a digital camera as a colour device per se: the best that can be done is to calibrate it for one exact set of circumstances.

Two terms have just been mentioned that may not be familiar to all readers, and which will now be explained before going on to discuss a few aspects of basic colour management as it applies ...

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