Monitor Display Color Profile Issues

Discussion in 'iMac' started by cnelsonjames, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. cnelsonjames macrumors newbie

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    I am an action sports photographer and was editing on a MacBook Pro with camera RAW (.CR2) files in Photoshop CS3. Unbeknownst to me, I was working in a color space called "Color LCD", when I should have had my display profile set at "Adobe RGB (1998)".

    I didn't realize this until I had already spent many days editing a winter's worth of photos and after I had converted thousands of pics to .jpg format for editorial submissions. I already tore up a phone book from my frustration.

    I am now under very tight deadlines with magazines. I was wondering if there's any way to apply a filter of some sort (or any other tricks) for color correcting my .jpg photos to be as close to Adobe RGB (1998) as possible?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  2. Darkroom Guest

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    have you tried a soft proof with the adobe1998 profile? sometimes profiles are impossible to differentiate with the naked eye - just different numbers and color space gamuts.
     
  3. cnelsonjames thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The color space of the actual RAW file, and therefore .jpg output file, is in RGB, but I edited (color corrected) the RAW file with the monitor in the "Color LCD" color space. So the photo is tuned up for the wrong color space. When I switched my screen color space back over to RGB, the .jpgs are really desaturated and have poor contrast.
     
  4. Darkroom Guest

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    you can try the "convert to profile" method if you are using Photoshop.
     

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