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Color Management/WorkFlow > Workflow > My eyes, my eyes !!

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AuthorSubject: My eyes, my eyes !!   [Go to Bottom of Page]
Dave McShane
Posted on Fri Aug 1, 2003 10:43 PM

Having finally acheived a useful profile for my 2200 (thanks Imaging Revue) I am left tackling the remaining hurdle facing my scanning/ printing workflow, namely ........ ... .. ...... . my eyes!

When I'm fresh at the monitor ( a seemingly brief flicker of time) the color shifts jump out at me tabbing between softproof and adobe rgb. Pretty soon though, save for extreme shifts due to hue saturation moves way beyond gamut, the differences are almost inperceptable. At first I was thinking my monitor was shifting, but no its my eyes "adjusting".

I am a printer at a custom photo lab, have been for a very, very long time.... and lately since my days now often include several hours in front of those damn pixels, I am beginning to think about the health of my eyes. I am constantly shifting between red safelight ambience, highlighted by peaks into a grain focuser than blasts of 6500k light then out to a loupe on the light table then into total darkness to load C41 or print a color proof, then back to the monitor. Then at somepoint if I'm lucky a trip outside in to the sunlight on my bike for some caffeine then back to some more enjoyable variations on eye strain like shooting some negs of some paintings with the 4x5. I go into detail only because I know that this is common for most photographers/ pixel twisters.

My color eye is weak to begin with (thus years of almost exclusive B/W work) without all these "strains" to push my eyes completely out of wack!
During lucid moments I am beginning to learn to trust that first glimpse of seeing color, otherwise its amazing the tricks ones eyes play, compounded with strain to lead me down the wrong color correction path.
Frequent return reads of Realworld Color Management and Realworld Photoshop among others keeps me thinking and gradually educated but I am still left with my eyes.


How are your eyes?


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