Last Updated: 14/03/2019
what is colour management
Do you need colour management? If you deal with the assessment or editing of images on-screen, you certainly do. Perhaps have a look here colour management, why me?
Ideally, set up right, colour management should be an invisible helper. Like the computerised engine system of a modern car, if you're understand its function and appreciate that it's important enough to keep well maintained, that's enough.
Some basic understanding of colour management, as it applies to daily work, can also be very valuable; but you don't need to swallow the entire pill, it's too big to swallow whole anyway.
In digital imaging, the preservation of original colour, tone and detail right through to the end result is a vital requirement. As imaging evolves and printing improves, the quality of archives will inevitably be increasingly important perhaps because of future repurposing of images. Quality is our business. Unfortunately, whilst working hard to earn a living, using internet forums and websites in an attempt to come to terms with the concepts of colour management and the way it protects image quality is a bewildering experience for many users.
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My 25 years experience in high end advertising photography means that I can help clients come to terms with the technology and, thus, properly capitalise on the very significant advantages of an accurate digital workflow - and you'll get there fast. Just need a fix for an Epson printer which gives unpredictable results? - a simple look over your set-up? - Full implementation of colour management? - I am here to help. Please don't be put off by apparent complexity, it's actually pretty simple once well explained and understood in your own work environment.
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