Color Management is a very complex topic. And it’s possible to get bogged down in a lot of technical details. But it’s extremely important, especially if you want to print your photographs. And it can be broken down into a few simple concepts.
On my workshops I often get asked questions about color management and the topic is huge and a bit technical to get into the details. So I thought I’d give an overview of the topic in a few blog posts. Who knows, maybe I’ll create a presentation that can be used during a workshop.
Let’s start with color space which is the whole reason we need color management.
A color space is all the colors that can be rendered using a given technology. Think if it this way. You all enjoyed coloring with crayons when you were young. And I don’t know about you but I was always envious of my friends that had the big giant boxes of crayons with 120 different colors. They had every color under the sun.
We can think of the 120 crayon box as being the color space of the real world with every color under the sun.