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Jan 22, 2012 12:35:46   #
healthydogs
 
Requests for or attempts at color correction can be more frustrating than helpful and can actually make matters worse if the requester and the helper aren't using a color-calibrated monitors. One man's yellow is another man's blue. (By the way men are frequently color-blind and, worse, Viagra alters your color perception, too! I'm just saying..)

The box below here is WHITE, i.e. 255 in all color channels - same as the 255 that blinks your camera's histogram when white is blown out.

If this box on your screen isn't WHITE, or extremely close to it then you should probably have your own monitor color-calibrated. (Hint: compare to a piece of copy paper next to your screen)

Hope this saves some frustration for members of the UHH community.
Polar Bear in a Snow Storm
Polar Bear in a Snow Storm...
 
Jan 22, 2012 12:38:47   #
Robert Graybeal
 
You should see the one I have of a black cat eating liquorish in a coal bin!
Jan 22, 2012 13:35:10   #
tlbuljac
 
Dang......and all this time I thought we were looking at a ghost in a snowstorm (quite a resemblance i must add)


healthydogs wrote:
Requests for or attempts at color correction can be more frustrating than helpful and can actually make matters worse if the requester and the helper aren't using a color-calibrated monitors. One man's yellow is another man's blue. (By the way men are frequently color-blind and, worse, Viagra alters your color perception, too! I'm just saying..)

The box below here is WHITE, i.e. 255 in all color channels - same as the 255 that blinks your camera's histogram when white is blown out.

If this box on your screen isn't WHITE, or extremely close to it then you should probably have your own monitor color-calibrated. (Hint: compare to a piece of copy paper next to your screen)

Hope this saves some frustration for members of the UHH community.
Requests for or attempts at color correction can b... (show quote)
Jan 22, 2012 13:51:48   #
Carioca
 
I found this out the hard way, a couple of years ago. Took photos of a friend's granddaughter and her first birthday party, outside in a shady spot.

Images looked great on my screen, but when I printed one of the birthday girl in her fancy white party dress, it looked purple. :(
Jan 22, 2012 19:19:32   #
Fee Fee
 
Robert Graybeal wrote:
You should see the one I have of a black cat eating liquorish in a coal bin!


I LOVE IT!!!!!
Jan 22, 2012 20:35:05   #
Carmine
 
Carioca wrote:
I found this out the hard way, a couple of years ago. Took photos of a friend's granddaughter and her first birthday party, outside in a shady spot.

Images looked great on my screen, but when I printed one of the birthday girl in her fancy white party dress, it looked purple. :(


Actually, that could be caused by several factors. It's not likely your monitor is off THAT much. More like not having your printing workflow screwed up. Think about stuff like; who's color engine are you using? The printer? Photoshop's? or both? (That really makes a mess). Are you using the correct paper profile?
It can be a real can of worms. You have to dig deep into your printer set-up diaglogs to get it right and of course, having a calibrated monitor is essential.
 
Jan 23, 2012 00:55:34   #
ggiaphotos
 
tlbuljac wrote:
Dang......and all this time I thought we were looking at a ghost in a snowstorm (quite a resemblance i must add)


healthydogs wrote:
Requests for or attempts at color correction can be more frustrating than helpful and can actually make matters worse if the requester and the helper aren't using a color-calibrated monitors. One man's yellow is another man's blue. (By the way men are frequently color-blind and, worse, Viagra alters your color perception, too! I'm just saying..)

The box below here is WHITE, i.e. 255 in all color channels - same as the 255 that blinks your camera's histogram when white is blown out.

If this box on your screen isn't WHITE, or extremely close to it then you should probably have your own monitor color-calibrated. (Hint: compare to a piece of copy paper next to your screen)

Hope this saves some frustration for members of the UHH community.
Requests for or attempts at color correction can b... (show quote)
Dang......and all this time I thought we were look... (show quote)


It looks just like my snowman in a blizzard photo!
Jan 23, 2012 09:10:08   #
BOB
 
Nice bear in a snow storm ..lol
Jan 23, 2012 11:36:45   #
PATRIOT
 
Nice composition. The two cubs are really cute.
Jan 23, 2012 12:05:55   #
PNagy
 
I can tell this picture is a fake: Polar bears have black noses.
Jan 23, 2012 12:31:21   #
davedeuce
 
At midnight? ;)
Robert Graybeal wrote:
You should see the one I have of a black cat eating liquorish in a coal bin!
 
Jan 23, 2012 12:35:48   #
Lucian
 
well you know there is red liquorish so you need to specify if it was black or red!
Jan 23, 2012 12:38:13   #
PNagy
 
Yes, I suppose the polar bear's nose is black at midnight, but the picture to which I referred was "Polar Bears in a Snowstorm." That picture was all white. If it is the right time in the year, there would be light even at midnight, therefore the nose should manifest black. Anyway, I was only kidding.
Jan 23, 2012 12:44:05   #
docrob
 
healthydogs wrote:
Requests for or attempts at color correction can be more frustrating than helpful and can actually make matters worse if the requester and the helper aren't using a color-calibrated monitors. One man's yellow is another man's blue. (By the way men are frequently color-blind and, worse, Viagra alters your color perception, too! I'm just saying..)

The box below here is WHITE, i.e. 255 in all color channels - same as the 255 that blinks your camera's histogram when white is blown out.

If this box on your screen isn't WHITE, or extremely close to it then you should probably have your own monitor color-calibrated. (Hint: compare to a piece of copy paper next to your screen)

Hope this saves some frustration for members of the UHH community.
Requests for or attempts at color correction can b... (show quote)


love the eyes....oh wait could that be a stuck pixel or a mote of dust?
Jan 23, 2012 13:36:40   #
healthydogs
 
Having recently seen some horrible attempts on UHH to help others correct colors in their jpg's, I am convinced that we have a widespread problem of many monitors being way off color standard, something that monitors have a tendency to drift from over time.

My calling the White 255 box, "polar bear in a snowstorm" was simply to invite attention to opening the thread in hopes of getting a discussion of color calibration going.

My mistake.

But hopefully some readers may get my too-subtle point and make use of the White 255 picture at the beginning to decide to re-calibrate their monitors.

Having a corrected monitor can make shooters happier with their photographs and eventually better photographers - if only after their careers in comedy are over!
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