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how do you determine when you are color correcting correctly? If someone can lead me to some right pointers.
 
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post #2 of 11
Not sure what you mean exactly, but if you're asking how to know if the colors you're seeing on your monitor are accurate, you're going to need to calibrate your monitor. You can buy a colorometer or a spectrophotometer that hangs over your monitor, senses the color output, and does the work automatically via software.

I'm personally using a Spyder 2 puck and using third party software to calibrate my incoming U2311h.
post #3 of 11
Old site but this actually help me when I was in high school working on Digital Photog projects http://www.nicholsonprints.com/Articles/colorblind.htm
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Once you do that though, i mean i always see people tweaking the photos, or even when video editing they add some color correction to sort of give it a different feeling. I dont know if i am explaining it right.
 
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post #5 of 11
Just look at that ancient link and read both parts of the article. I know the title seems like it doesn't answer your question but at least skim through it. It might help.
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post #6 of 11
There's no correct way. It's dependent on how you, the editor, wants it to look.

Edit: you guys realize this is being posted in the photography section, right...
Color correction is not color calibration
post #7 of 11
Your talking about adjusting the white balance, the easiest way to do it IMO opinion, is find a flat white surface that you can use as TRUE white. OR just adjust until skintones are the desired colour.
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Alright ill read threw that article.
 
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Here's a post i wrote on PoTN in regards to color correction. I used a x-rite colorchecker passport. Give it a look.

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...7&postcount=33
    
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Here's a post i wrote on PoTN in regards to color correction. I used a x-rite colorchecker passport. Give it a look.

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...7&postcount=33
I see photos no words.
 
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