[Digikam-users] Colour Management... Help!

Milan Knížek knizek.confy at volny.cz
Mon Aug 3 20:14:15 BST 2009

Mark Greenwood píše v Pá 31. 07. 2009 v 00:23 +0100:

> However, this is the bit that has got me confused.... now I go to Colour->Colour Management. Under 'Input Profile', 'Use default profile' is selected. If I now change that to 'Use selected profile' and browse to the exact same profile that I selected in the Settings dialog (the Nikon D40 one) all of a sudden my image has saturation and contrast. If I now change 'Workspace Profile' from 'Use default workspace profile' to 'Use selected profile' and browse to an sRGB profile I have downloaded I get even more saturation and contrast. If I now adjust the white balance to D50 instead of D65 I get something pretty close to how the embedded preview looks. But shouldn't all that be happening automatically if I have colour management enabled?
> So what's going on? It looks to me as though Digikam is not applying my default profiles when it imports the RAW files, and that I would have to go through the Colour Management step for every file. What have I missed?
> Finally, if I go back to using JPEG files, do I have to change the colour management settings so the input profile is sRGB?

Many of these things are known and  already reported as bugs 

For the time being, I would recommend to follow the status of these bugs
and avoid using CM in digiKam. According to other posts here, Gilles
plans to have a look at this topic before 1.0.0 final release. (You can
use UFRaw to convert NEF files to sRGB in the meantime.)


Milan Knizek
knizek (dot) confy (at) volny (dot) cz
http://www.milan-knizek.net - About linux and photography (Czech
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