[Digikam-users] Color management with Nikon d40x

junk at lexoncom.com junk at lexoncom.com
Fri Dec 12 23:39:31 CET 2008


I was able to find out that I should use:
Nikon DBase for NEF v3.0.0.3001

profile,

But, I still dont understand why images are different in preview and after
raw conversion is applied,

in original nikon software (with profiles applied) images look exactly
like in preview in digicam,

anyone?


> Hello All,
>
> I am new to image editing and raw format so apologize to my lack of
> knowledge and probably simple questions.  I have a Nikon d40x camera and I
> use linux ubuntu intrepid with dell latitude d630. Recently I decided to
> take some Raw picture.  Once I loaded them in digikam i run into problems
> with displaying the right colors.  I have read many documents about color
> management but I am still confused. Let me explain my setup.
> The nikon d40x have three options for color profiles:
> aRGB in modes Ia and IIIa (first for portraits, second for web)
> AdobeRGG in mode II (for editing)
> Default is mode IIIa. This is what I use.
> I copied(to linux box)icc files from c:\program files\nikon\profiles
> folder:
> below is the list of available profiles i copied:
>
> root at blwegrzyn-laptop:/home/blwegrzyn/Desktop/Profiles# ls
> Nk0034a.lns  NkCBoost.nlc     NKGrayG22.icm      NKNTSC.icm
> Nk0034.lns   NKCIE.icm        NKLab.icm          NKsRGB.icm
> Nk0080a.lns  NKCMatch.icm     NKLch2.icm         NKWide.icm
> Nk0080.lns   NKCMYK.icm       NkLchCal.nla       NKYCC.icm
> NKAdobe.icm  NKD1_NEF.icm     NkLchCal.nlc
> NKApple.icm  NKDBase_NEF.icm  NKMonitor_Mac.icm
> NKBruce.icm  NKGrayG18.icm    NKMonitor_Win.icm
>
> Now have to set digikam:
>
> for the workspace profile I set SRGB
> for the the input profile I have only 4 options although there is more
> profiles in above folder. I am not sure why only four are displayed:
> Nikon D1 for NEF v1.0.0.3002
> Nikon DBase for NEF v3.0.0.3001
> Nikon Lab Profile v4.0.0.3001
> Nikon YCbCr 4.0.0.3005
>
> and here is when my problem starts , which one should I choose???
> The all give me same output, so I picked the Nikon DBase for NEF
> v3.0.0.3001 profile.
> For the raw decoding settings I left default settings.
>
> Then I picked one of the raw pictures and click edit and applied the icc
> profiles.
> The picture looks like it would have less colors and its kind of yellowish
> and green.
> I have read that this can happen with using the icc profiles , but it does
> not look or feel correct.
>
> Next , I saved the changes and I ended up with png picture that looked
> much worse the the one displayed on the laptop screen. You can see the
> results here:
> http://lexoncom.com/temp/digikam/
>
> Am I setting everything correctly?
> Is above correct?
> Which Nikon profile should I apply?
>
>
> thx
>
> Bart
>
>
>
>
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