[Digikam-users] color profile input: a question

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at kdemail.net
Fri Sep 1 06:54:14 BST 2006

Le Jeudi 31 Août 2006 22:10, Mathusael a écrit :
> Hi all,
> I have started playing with the color management model of Digikam 0.9.
> As I have recently switch to raw data picture, I'm also quite pleased
> with the tons of new features for that too... so a great thanks to the
> Digikam team!
> I think that I get almost all my answers in previous post, but "color
> profile input" are still puzzling me... I am using a Minolta 7D for my
> shooting and I ask the camera to work/tag in AdobeRGB mode. However
> their is no way I can convince Digikam to use AdobeRGB as an input mode
> in the Digikam "Configuration/Configure/ColorManagement" menu. It seems
> to wait for a camera specific icm profile.
> So what I do is I open the raw file, wait for the color management box
> to appear, manually select the input to be AdobeRGB... and that's all...
> however, I'm not sure I have the good workflow here ;-)
> Besides, when I select sRGB input profile, the result is plain ugly:
> gamma is false, color awful...
> Besides I've read from Gilles Caullier in earlier post that you were
> using Minolta 5D profile(??). Is this something you build specifically
> (shooting a patch of colors and such?)? Something you downloaded from
> Minolta? (Where?)

IF you have a Dynax 5d, can you give me the Lens that you use ? I very 
interressed to improve the Exiv2 lens detection with Minolta makernote 

take a picture with a lens and scan the jpeg file taken using Exiv2 command 
line tool like this:

exiv2 -pt MINOLTA-DYNAX5D.JPG | grep LensID

if you have a number instead a string description of the lens, please give me 
some details about the lens. I will add this one into Exiv2 library.

Note: Exiv2 is used by digiKAm to manage Exif/makernote/iptc metadata from 


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