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Color Management in Photoshop


I published my last essay on Color Management in Photoshop a few months after the release of CS6 (V.13) in 2012. So, here we are in April 2018 and Photoshop is now at version 19. Given the passage of time you’d be forgiven for thinking that much would have changed.

However, with the exception of the UI, Color management in Photoshop is largely unchanged. As such, this essay is, for the most part, simply an update of earlier versions rather than a rewrite ->

Photoshop  – Print Dialog

 

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers

 I’m often asked which books I recommend for Lightroom and Photoshop. On the face of it it’s a fairly reasonable question but one that I struggle to answer without showing my bias.  How come?

Well,  since Lightroom 1.0 I have assisted Martin Evening with his Lightroom Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers. My input has been fairly limited in so far as I act as his technical editor. Nevertheless, having read pretty much every Lightroom book available in the english language I can say that Martin’s is by far the most comprehensive. I wont pretend that it’s a book for beginners or even an easy read. No, this book is written with the intention of providing the reader with comprehensive information and tips on all aspects of Lightroom.

Lightroom was designed from the ground up with digital photographers in mind, offering powerful editing features in a streamlined interface that lets photographers import, sort, and organise their images. In this completely updated version Martin describes features in Lightroom 5 in detail from a photographer’s perspective.  He has been working with Lightroom from the beginning, monitoring the product’s development and providing valued feedback to Adobe. As a result, Martin knows the software inside and out, from image selection to image editing through image management to the final print. In this book he’ll teach you how to:

  • Work efficiently with images shot in raw or JPEG formats
  • Import photographs with ease and sort them according to your workflow
  • Create and manage a personal image and video library
  • Quickly apply tonal adjustments to multiple images
  • Integrate Lightroom with Adobe Photoshop
  • Export images for print or Web as digital contact sheets or personal portfolios
  • Make the most of new features in Lightroom 5, such as extended spot
  • removal, Upright™ corrections, and Smart Previews

The book can be obtained from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Updated to 12.02

Adobe have today posted update to Photoshop CS5. The Adobe Photoshop 12.0.2 update speeds up painting performance and fixes a number of problems discovered after Photoshop CS5 was released. Downloads are available for both Mac and Windows versions.

The most significant fixes in the Photoshop 12.0.2 update include the following:

  • A number of potential security vulnerabilities have been addressed
  • Top type and font crashers found in the field have been addressed
  • A number of performance issues have been addressed
  • Crash opening 3D layers has been addressed
  • Color Engine crash has been resolved
  • Intermittent file format issues addressed
  • Shift scrolling bug fixed
  • Sharpen crasher fixed
  • Marching ants not seen at certain zoom levels fixed
  • Metadata focus distance issue addressed
  • File info bug addressed for Orphea Studio jpg files
  • TWAIN crashers fixed
  • Brush cursor bug fixed
  • Histogram progress bar issue fixed
  • Droplet issues addressed

Adobe Photoshop CS5 – Color Management

As it has been since I published my first essay on Color Management back in the days of Photoshop 5, the aim of this essay is to introduce the basic concepts of color management, then to delve into the detail of how Adobe have incorporated these into Photoshop Cs5.

The UI for Photoshop CS5 has changed little since CS4. Likewise, color management in its widest sense is similar in both look and feel to versions dating back as far as CS2. It’s for this reason that this essay is, in the main, simply an update of previous essays rather than a complete rewrite. The one exception being the changes introduced to the Print dialog.

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