Best Color Management Books for Photographers

1. Color Confidence: The Digital Photographer's Guide to Color Management

by Tim Grey

Color Confidence is a practical, results-oriented book that gives photographers the knowledge they need to manage color effectively from capture to output. Digital imaging expert Tim Grey designed this book for busy photographers who want to get results without wading through tons of information about color scienceâÄî-distilling the most important concepts into real-world use. He teaches only the theory that photographers must know to understand how color…»

2. Color Management for Photographers: Hands on Techniques for Photoshop Users

by Andrew Rodney

Color Management for Photographers: Hands on Techniques for Photoshop Users, by Andrew Rodney, addresses the difficult subject of color management in a way that can help you get real work accomplished. This is the first book that moves beyond esoteric color management theory and detailed explanations of how things work to explain how to achieve a desired effect with step-by-step instructions so you can get on with creating and printing successful images.…»

3. Professional Photoshop: The Classic Guide to Color Correction

by Dan Margulis

The commonsense, by-the-numbers approach of Professional Photoshop has shaped the workflows of a generation of Photoshop experts. This new edition, the first in nearly five years, is completely updated for the age of digital photography. It continues the bookâÄôs tradition of introducing astoundingly effective, previously unknown methods of image enhancement. The original photographs found in the book come from a variety of professional sources, and all…»

4. Basics Photography: Capturing Colour

by Phil Malpas

Master color to create stunning photographs * Packed with work from famous photographers, analyzed for use of color * Designed for students, but in-depth enough to guide professionals * Comprehensive reference work From color theory to the color temperature of light to using color to build impact, Basics Photography: Colour offers a comprehensive introduction to color in photography. Beginning photographers can learn to predict how film will react under…»

5. Basics Photography: Post-Production Colour

by Steve MacLeod

The fifth book in the successful Basics Photography series, Post-Production Colour focuses on the way that images are captured and produced in color photography. An in-depth exploration of post-production and the methods available for producing and manipulating images, both film and digital, this comprehensive book shows photographers at every level how to push their color images from blah to breathtaking. Beautifully illustrated throughout with stunning…»

6. CMYK 2

by Rick McCleary

Twenty years ago, achieving predictable CMYK color on press was a relatively straightforward process. All the partners in the processâÄîphotographers, designers, and printersâÄîhad clearly defined roles and responsibilities. With the introduction of Adobe Photoshop in 1990, the digital imaging revolution changed all that. Roles suddenly shifted and blurred. Standards disintegrated. The entire process quickly spiraled into a chaotic free-for-all that couldnâÄôt…»

7. Color Management: Understanding and Using ICC Profiles

by Phil Green, Michael Kriss

Color Management serves as a comprehensive guide to the implementation of the ICC (International Color Consortium) profile specification, widely used for maintaining color fidelity across multi-media imaging devices and software. The book draws together many of the White Papers produced by the ICC to promote the use of color management and disseminate good practice; the ICC specification has become widely accepted within the color industry, and these…»

8. Photoshop LAB Color: The Canyon Conundrum and Other Adventures in the Most Powerful Colorspace

by Dan Margulis

With a mantra like âÄúThere are no bad originals, only bad Photoshop operators,âÄù you know best-selling author Dan Margulis is serious about exposing people to the magic of Photoshop. Nowhere is that magic more apparent than in its LAB color processing capabilities, which can make even the subtle canyon colors of rock, sand, and dirt come to vivid life. However, you may be wary of taming the complex beast. HereâÄôs your guide! In these pages, Dan shows that you…»

9. Color Management in Digital Photography: Ten Easy Steps to True Colors in Photoshop

by Brad Hinkel

Color management is one of the essential elements, yet major stumbling blocks in digital photography. The vast majority of digital photographers really wish they didn't have to be concerned with color management, yet the basic process of moving images from capture to print becomes impractical without it. And the more sophisticated the photography workflow becomes, the more important it is to manage colors from capture to print. In this book, Brad Hinkel…»

10. Practical Color Management: Eddie Tapp on Digital Photography

by Eddie Tapp, Rick Lucas

The second book in this acclaimed series from noted photographer and digital imaging expert Eddie Tapp delves into color management, a topic that has needlessly become a mystery to experienced digital photographers, whether they're avid amateurs, serious students, or working professionals. With his easygoing yet authoritative style, Eddie sheds light on this topic and supplies an understanding of color management that readers apply to their own work. Clear…»

11. The Reproduction of Colour

by R. W. G. Hunt

Increasing use of digital signals for transmitting data in television, photography and printing means the reproduction of pictorial colour in the 21st century continues to drive innovation in its development. HuntâÄôs classic text The Reproduction of Colour has been fully revised and updated for the sixth edition to provide a comprehensive introduction to colour imaging and colour reproduction. New illustrations, diagrams and photographs ensure that both…»

12. Color Correction For Digital Photographers Only

by Ted Padova, Don Mason

Color is the soul of the image. It deserves perfection. Whether you're a professional or a serious amateur, you recognize the importance of color. This book is about perfecting color at every level, from setting up a shot to editing the image to printing. Illustrated with the spectacular photography of coauthor Don Mason, this volume doesn't rehash the Photoshop? basics you already know. Instead, it shares professional methods and color correction…»

13. Digital SLR Color Photography

by Ilex Photo

Inspirational as well as practical, this compact guide provides an instant reference to digital color for all those itinerant photographers who insist on traveling light.»

14. Mastering Color Digital Photography

by Michael Freeman

Digital cameras and powerful image-editing software applications provide today's photographer with all the tools needed to control the world of color. Renowned photographer and author Michael Freeman provides a thorough look at the essential ways of dealing with color that will help traditional photographers enter the world of digital photography with confidence and excitement. Using helpful tips and exercises, he covers everything from capture and…»

15. Color Pipeline: Revolutionary Paths to Controlling Digital Color

by Ted Dillard

Beautiful, realistic color: cameras capture it, but itâÄôs one of the most complicated and confusing aspects of the digital darkroom. With todayâÄôs advanced technology, photographers have entered a maze of endless possibility that is difficult to grasp and control. Luckily, they now have a guide: Ted Dillard, author of RAW Pipeline, has created a roadmap to color consistency that will help photographers create images that fulfill their artistic visionâÄîwhether…»

16. Creative Techniques for Color Photography

by Bobbi Lane

Photographers learn to maximize color skills to create images that match their own unique visions with this practical and comprehensive guide to creative color photography. The science behind color-what it is, how we see it, and how it changes-is explored in depth. Presented are the scientific principles behind light; the technical aspects of film and processing; and information about how weather affects results, how to use filters and photographic gels to…»

17. The Complete Guide to Digital Color Correction, Revised Edition

by Michael Walker, Neil Barstow

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18. The Photographer's Guide to Color Management: Professional Techniques for Consistent Results

by Phil Nelson

Providing effective color-management strategies for producing predictable, repeatable color in digital images, this sourcebook expertly educates readers on the complex relationship between cameras, scanners, monitors, and printers. Focusing on understanding the full capabilities of popular color-management tools, both amateur and professional photographers will learn to ensure the proper handling of image files throughout the production process. From…»

19. The Art of the Autochrome: The Birth of Color Photography

by John Wood, Merry A. Foresta

Those who have no sense of photographic history--and think of color photography as having its origins in the 1930s or '40s--may be stunned into silence by this homage to the invention that revolutionized the art form at the turn of the century. John Wood presents a selection of the finest surviving examples of the autochrome process here, including the work of still life masters Heinrich Kuhn and Wladimir Schohin, the painterly Antonin Personnaz, and the…»

20. Color Correction and Enhancement with Adobe Photoshop

by Michelle Perkins

Dealing with the most widely used imaging software on the market, Adobe Photoshop, this book provides step-by-step instruction for solving all kinds of color problems, from minor imbalances to major color shifts. Photographers learn how to evaluate their digital images by looking at highlights and shadows, evaluating overall contrast, identifying problem areas, and determining overall color casts. Included are fixes for common problems such as restoring…»

21. Digital Color Correction

by Pete Rivard

One of the keys to professional success is developing transferable skills that outlast the software upgrade cycle. This is particularly true when it comes to the color reproduction process. Digital Color Correction outlines a platform-independent, cross-disciplinary system for producing the best possible color images for print and the Web. Based on the author's extensive experience training industry professionals, this cutting-edge resource instills…»

22. The Art of Color Photography

by John Hedgecoe

The ability to move beyond ordinary snapshots is not a matter of expensive equipment or complicated techniques. No matter what technical advances are made, creative choice will always lie in the hands of the photographer and his/her artistic perception. The aim of this book is to reveal which choices are available so that what is a pleasurable pastime can become an absorbing art. The photographs in this volume range from startling landscapes to startling…»

23. History Of Color Photography

by Joseph Solomon Friedman

HISTORY OF COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY. PREFACE: This book has been produced in response to an insistent demand from color workers for exhaustive information on the many forms of research that have developed the various color processes of photography into the»