Eliott James

Eliott James

Atlanta, Georgia

Primarily a landscape and seascape photographer. www.eliottjames.photography

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    Adobe RGB to ProPhoto – is there a reason?
    on: January 12, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    Thanks. I think I’ll take it slow with re-doing photos in ProPhoto. But I’m setup to be in the ProPhoto color space with all new photos.

    Eliott James Landscape and Seascape Photography www.eliottjames.photography

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    Re: Printing Colour Management
    Reply #1 on: January 12, 2021 at 2:45 am

    For some years now I’ve taken my raw files (CR2) into Photoshop working space of Adobe RGB and processed from there through to printing. ProPhoto wasn’t on my radar much. But as I’ve read more about it I realize I may have been shortsighted, even though working with ProPhoto may sometimes cause problems.
    I have a background in music recording and know that taking a 16 bit digital track and converting it to 24 bit will not give anymore musical information than you had and may introduce noise. I suspect that this is also true of taking an Adobe RGB file and converting to ProPhoto. Which if true means I need to start over in processing my RAW files to ProPhoto if I want to pull out all the information from the photo.

    Am I looking at this correctly?

    Thanks for your opinions.

    Eliott

     

    Eliott James Landscape and Seascape Photography www.eliottjames.photography

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    Re: BenQ and PME calibration question….
    Reply #2 on: December 16, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    The Benq SW series comes with the backlight brightness set at 100%, equaling 150 nits. It can be turned down, but left alone would closely represent Adobe RGB.

    You can reduce the cd/m2 (a different setting than the backlight brightness) to be much lower to better compare for printing.

    I have the SW2700PT and have been experiminting with the 2 settings to better work with prints.

    Eliott James Landscape and Seascape Photography www.eliottjames.photography

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    Re: new monitor – brightness?
    Reply #3 on: December 14, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    Thanks Andrew. Great video.

     

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    Re: Printing Colour Management
    Reply #4 on: December 14, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Just got a new Benq SW2700PT monitor to help me make prints. It has a lot of flexibility and setups. I’ve read a great deal on color management (too much?) and have some sense of what to do. My confusion is with screen brightness and luminance. I know about setting different luminance values based on editing vs printing from soft prints in Photoshop. But it seems to me the luminance value would depend a great deal on where the backlight brightness setting is.

    How have you set up your monitors? Thanks for any suggestions.

    Eliott

    Eliott James Landscape and Seascape Photography www.eliottjames.photography