Photographs prepared for use on the Internet usually suffer from a lack of detail in the highlight and shadow areas. The below calibration
procedure is very simple. Carrying out these steps can improve your viewing experience. It is not a full calibration procedure. If you can
already distinguish between all distinct shades on the greyscale below, do nothing. The leftmost bar is pure black, the rightmost bar is
pure white. To make adjustments, use the buttons on your monitor:
1. turn the contrast all the way up (100%)
2. turn the brightness all the way up (100%)
Now, whilst watching the greyscale, turn the brightness back down to the point where you can still just distinguish between the two
rightmost and the two leftmost bars. You may not be able to achieve this fully on all monitors; try to get as close as you can. In
many cases, between 90% and 100% works best for contrast and between 50% and 100% for brightness.
Cross-processing, briefly, is a photographic technique where (usually) slide film (E6 Process) is processed in the set of chemicals usually used
to process print film (C41 Process). (Less common is cross-processing in the other direction -- print film processed in slide film chemicals).
The result is images with oddly skewed colors and increased contrast and saturation. Image contrast is usually high with blown-out highlights,
while the shadows tend toward dense shades of blue. Reds tend to be magenta, lips almost purple, and highlights normally have a yellow-green
color cast. All my Cross processing are directly produced from RAW by Adobe LightRoom 1.0 (registered version, not beta), without any
Adobe PhotoShop manipulation.
Printing with ICC and Adobe PhotoShop CS
Colour reproduction is a very complex process, there are many different colour reproduction industries, utilising
different media from one to another, although within some industries there may well be multiple media used...
In the 1993, the International Color Consortium was formed eight industry vendors in order to create a universal
color management system that would function transparently across all operating systems and software packages :
the ICC Profiles. ICC Profiles intent is to provide a mechanism for defining the colour of image data in a way that makes
it possible to exchange images between systems, while retaining any colour requirements imposed on the image. An ICC profile
provides a number of colour transformations that define the colour expected from the encoded data of the digital image, in an
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