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By Ted Padova, Don Mason

* indicates electronic photograph fans how one can make sure that the colour in a picture dossier is thoroughly represented and reproduced, from digital camera or scanner to observe or printer* filled with colour administration recommendations that might aid rookies create picture-perfect photographs* Discusses the most parts of colour administration together with knowing gentle, matching electronic photographs to monitors and prints, operating with colour areas, calibrating a printer, and utilizing colour administration instruments* Familiarizes readers with a number of the colour administration instruments that aid calibrate constant photo caliber

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If we say that a very light or dark tone is clipped, for example, the print appears with some whites and blacks lost. This loss of tone results in a loss of detail in highlights (whites) and shadows (blacks). 13 14 Part I: The Basics of Color Editing Suppose you took a picture in which the foreground subject is in the sun. In the background, your eyes see a beautiful range of shaded trees. When you print your photo, the leaves on the trees aren’t completely visible. They look dark and don’t have much detail.

RGB files allow embedded color profiles (which we talk about in Chapter 4). Index color This is an ancient color mode in the computer world. 7 million possible colors, index color allows only 256 colors. This mode was originally created back in the old days as a means to keep 17 18 Part I: The Basics of Color Editing color file sizes as small as possible. 7 million colors back then, so monitors that showed images in only 8-bit mode used index color. Web pages still use index color today, in the form of GIF-format files that are limited to 256 colors.

Software engineers set this color as a default intentionally because neutral gray is the best color to minimize any colorcasting problems and visual perception anomalies when viewing your color photos. If you use a desktop color or image, you infect your viewing environment with extraneous color. This is most obvious when you minimize the Elements window and see the desktop pattern in the background. If you’re serious about color correction, resist the temptation to change your background from anything other than a boring, neutral gray.

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