Creating Device Profiles

We do most of our image processing work on a monitor, so profiling the monitor is one of the most important steps when setting up a color-managed workflow. In this section, we turn our attention to building device profiles. The process usually involves two steps:

  1. Calibration. The aim of calibration is to define a highly accurate, standardized state for the device. For example, when calibrating a monitor, you manually set the controls of your monitor to achieve a certain luminance (or brightness) in the whites on the screen while setting a white point that conforms to an industry standard, such as D50 or D65 (color temperatures of 5,000 or 6,500 Kelvin respectively). Whites on a monitor are produced using a mix of red, green, ...

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