[Digikam-users] Can't specify input colour profile

Remco Viƫtor remco.vietor at wanadoo.fr
Sun Nov 23 16:00:15 GMT 2014

On Sunday 23 November 2014 14:36:30 Victor Engmark wrote:
> Thank you for the excellent answer, Remco. I think I can refine the
> question now:
> My Canon 7D is set to use the "Adobe RGB" colour space. I have not
> been able to find an input profile for this camera anywhere (including
> the Canon website). The images generally come out with much more bland
> colours than the preview JPEGs.
> Cheers
> V

For most work, you don't need an input profile for the camera. And digikam 
should take care of colour space conversions between image and screen, so 
your choice of adobeRGB in camera is not why your images appear bland.

That your images are bland, compared to the previews, usually has other 
reasons: the camera applies a range of corrections to the raw data while 
generating the embedded jpeg: white balance, black and white point, 
saturation, contrast, sharpening, ...

If you develop the raw files yourself, you will have to select proper 
values for all of these... (not as bad as it sounds,though).

Perhaps this tutorial could help: 
(and others on that site, there's quite a collection). 

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