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10 Steps To Better Colour Management - Here are 10 ways you can ensure colours are consistent throughout your photography process.

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By mastering colour management, photographers can save time, money and resources. Plus, they get peace of mind from knowing that colours are correct and that when it comes to printing, images will be accurate.
Colour Management

With this in-mind, here are 10 quick but key things to remember when setting up a colour management process. Click on the links for more detailed information.

1. Ensure Your Camera's White Balance Setting Is Correct (Try Daylight / Sunny)
 

2. Take Your Images Under A 5000 K Light Source

 

3. Make The Monitor Setting 5000 K

 

4. Ensure Your Monitor Is Calibrated Correctly

 

5. Set Your Work Environment Up With Colour Management In-Mind

 

6. Check Images Under The Correct Light – Fluorescent

 

7. Output With The Correct Print Settings

 

8. Use Applications That Support Colour Management (Adobe Photoshop For Example)

 

9. Fine-Tune Your Monitor To Ensure Prints Match What You See On-Screen

 

10. If Working In A Team Ensure Colours Match On All Monitors (This can be done by matching monitors to the printed output or by matching them to an industry reference value)


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