This is a discussion on Windows Color Managment, Adobe Working Spaces, Adobe Gamma - Adobe Color Management ; I have decided to begin on the (seemingly) long path towards correct colour reproduction for my computer, in particular my monitor. I believe I understand the basics of 'colour management', but fail to see how all these little elements form ...
I have decided to begin on the (seemingly) long path towards correct colour
reproduction for my computer, in particular my monitor. I believe I
understand the basics of 'colour management', but fail to see how all these
little elements form 'colour management' in it's entirety.
I use a Dell P992 monitor, NVIDIA graphics card running on Windows XP
Professional. I have Adobe Photoshop CS2 (and have in the past utilised
Adobe Gamma) and Adobe Illustrator CS2. The P992 monitor includes and ICM
profile (which I'm not sure whether to use or not).
I will try and split up my questions for clarity
1. Windows XP > Control Panel > Display > Settings > Advanced > Color
What is the purpose of this? The computer has automatically installed the
ICM profile I mentioned early for the monitor. Is this not superseded by
Adobe Gamma AND Adobe Photoshop Color Settings? If indeed this is of any use
at all where does it fit into the equation of Colour Management?
By default the ICM profile has been installed with the monitor driver. Is
this the best profile to use for this particular circumstance? Or would a
custom made version be better (i.e. Adobe GAMMA ICC profile, Eye-One Display
2 profile etc.). I am unsure as to where to use the different profiles in
each different case.
2. Adobe Software - Illustrator CS2, Photoshop CS2 (Color Settings Dialog
I am using http://www.computer-darkroom.com/ps9_colour/ps9_1.htm as a
tutorial to help me set up Adobe software and Adobe Gamma, which I'm hoping
will be a good solution to follow.
Am I right in saying Adobe Gamma simply alters the physical display
properties of the monitor and nothing else, so that it resembles the optimum
image to the eye? Is this independent from the 'Working Spaces' section in
the Color Settings Dialog Box in Photoshop? What exactly is the function of
this and again where does this fit exactly into the colour management
I appreciate any information concerning this, since answers to these
particular questions seem unavailable on the internet. Thanks in advance.