Category Archives: Color Management

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

 

Adobe Lightroom 5 Public Beta Released

As you’ve probably discovered by now, Adobe has, today, released a public beta of Lightroom 5. As is usually the case, I’ve put together a summary of the new features and enhancements.

Adobe usually time product releases to related events and expos, and in this case the launch of the Lightroom 5 public beta has been times to coincide with the Photoshop World conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida between 17 and 19 April.

So what’s new and enhanced?

For Lightroom 5, Adobe has focused mainly on the Develop module, but there are also useful enhancements to the Library, Book and Slideshow module (yes slideshow has finally seen some love). One thing that hasn’t changed is the UI. So, anyone hoping for tear off panels/ palettes, etc can forget them in the near term. I digress, lets begin with the some important background information, then we’ll work our way though the various new features continue reading —>

 

Adobe Photoshop CS6 – Color Management

I published my first essay on Photoshop Color Management back in the days of version 5. Back then ICC based color management was in its infancy and many Photoshop users needed all the help they could get to understand the myriad of options, dialogs, alerts, etc. With version Photoshop CS6 now in the hands of users it’s time to see what has changed.

The first and most obvious change since CS5 is the UI. However, color management remains very similar in both look and feel to versions dating back as far as CS2, which is a good thing because existing users will be up and running fairly quickly. It’s for this reason that the essay is, for the most part, simply an update of earlier versions rather than a complete rewrite. Continue reading ->