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Real World Color Management: Industrial-Strength Production Techniques Paperback – 8 Sep 2004
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About the Author
Bruce Fraser is an internationally known authority on digital imaging and color reproduction. In addition to speaking and consulting on these topics, he is the co-author of Real World Color Management, the definitive guide to color management systems, and a contributing editor for Macworld magazine and creativepro.com. Fred Bunting is a writer, illustrator, and speaker on the topics of color theory, color management, and digital imaging, and is the author of the acclaimed Colortron color primer. He is also the co-author of Real World Color Management. Chris Murphy is president of Color Remedies, specializing in worldwide training and consulting in emerging color technologies. He is also the co-author of Real World Color Management.
Top customer reviews
Nonetheless, if you want to find out about colour management, this is a very good place to start. It gives you the right amount of theory to start with. And although the products and flows discussed are now outdated/incomplete, the methodologies very much still apply. Also, other books and many of the technologies simply do not support these new flows yet either. This book opens your eyes to what is going wrong and in many ways helps you to see what needs to be done to correct it. It gives you the knowledge to go beyond just what is discussed in the book because it teaches you not just what button to push but WHY. Recommended for its insight, completeness and readability.
The initial chapters are worth reading on their own as an introduction to how colour works, how it is measured and encoded digitally, and the basics of colour management.
If you're making your own profiles with high-end tools from GretagMacbeth, Monaco etc then this is a must-have. If you're not working at this level it is still a valuable source of information to help you understand the issues involved.
For an introductory, less theoretical, book then Andrew Rodney's 'Color Management for Photographers' is probably easier to digest, but the two books should be considered as complementary. Start with Andrew's book & then progress to Bruce's if you need more info.
The theory and practice of colour management are both difficult subjects, and you need to arm yourself with sound advice if you are to make any progress. Both of these books are valuable tools to help you to make progress.
color management, now I'm getting serious about my photography I was looking why my images lacked the pop of many pro photos, why did I get strange colour casts on my prints, how come sharp slides
came out flat and what can I do about it.
This book is a pleasure to read,(you may need to read it several times) from a well respected authors, it puts into perspective all the arguments from the rabid colour management gurus to experts who
don't see a need for colour management, but lets you work out your own opinion. It is also a goldmine of information on the subject showing how you can be more methodical about your approach to workflows. It is equally good for RGB and CMYK processes.
I can heartedly recommend this book for anyone who is really interested in how light works and Digital workflow.
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