[Digikam-users] color profile input: a question

Nicolas Vilars n.vilars at free.fr
Fri Sep 1 08:48:29 BST 2006

Gilles Caulier wrote:
> and 3rd possiblilty : the camera use the exif.image.colorspace tag to set the 
> right color space use to transform the image : 0 = undefined, 1 = sRGB, 2 = 
> AdobeRgb, 0 = undefined, 65535 = uncalibrated. Look here :
> http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/TagNames/EXIF.html 
> ...and search colorspace tag. digiKam parse this tag value when image is 
> loaded in editor and embedded automaticly the right icc color space profile.
>> In my modest opinnion, if you are working with RAW images, then there is no
>> conversion and the profiles is embedding only. 
> Some cameras do it, but this is have a non-sence with a RAW file : this one 
> must be transformed in a computer after downloading. There is no color 
> trnasformation performed by camera. 
Ok, so this is why /if/ there is no input profile, Digikam is selecting 
sRGB as the default (at least this seems to be the case when I look at 
the color space properties of my RAW pictures) despite exif saying that 
the color space is AdobeRGB?

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