[Digikam-users] once again: color workflow

Daniel Bauer linux at daniel-bauer.com
Mon Nov 20 14:25:12 GMT 2006

On Monday 20 November 2006 14:22, Gilles Caulier wrote:
> On Monday 20 November 2006 14:20, Daniel Bauer wrote:
> [...]
> Daniel,
> A screenshot is more simple to understand than a long explaination in
> English :
> Look in Setup/Color management dialog :
> http://www.digikam.org/?q=node/184
> ...there is a check box option in "behaviour" section named : "Launch Color
> Management plugin with RAW files"
> Set on this option and you will be happy to see the right plugin started in
> editor to apply ICC profiles on your RAW file :
> http://www.digikam.org/?q=node/181
> ...where you can set the right camera profile and adjust
> contrast/luminosity
> Friendly
> Gilles

Thank you Gilles

yes, sometimes it's better to talk in images with a guy like me :-)
So, I found this happily, and here's the next question:

I checked "Use color managed view". I guess I need this (correct me, if I'm 
wrong, again), because I have the Tiff's in "wide gamut" but want to see 
them "corrected" to monitor-(s)rgb.

But in the color management plugin preview, as far as I see it, the "color 
managed view" is not applied (the monitor profile is not taken into account), 

So I see the "wrong" wide-gamut in the preview, and then the "right" color 
managed view in the editor window only, right?

(This is what I meant with my question in the other thread, where I asked why 
the preview looks different than the result that you get).

Now, when choosing the input profile I have to guess in my brain how the 
picture finally will look, but my brain isn really capable for this (probably 
I still run a 286 internally). So the only way is to apply an input profile, 
look how it looks in the editor, discard the picture, re-load it, check the 
next profile... this is quite inconveniant. What do you think about it?


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