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PhotoWiz plugins > ICC-profiles?

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:58 pm
by Ando
Harald a question to all your PhotoWiz plugins > do they consider ICC-profiles when used in a color management workflow (calibrated/profiled monitor, corresponding settings in Photoshop)? Thx

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 2:13 pm
by HaraldHeim
The color management stuff is always handled by the host application itself. So if you run a plugin in Photoshop, the color management stuff is done by Photoshop and not the plugin. Photoshop renders the plugin previews and automatically uses the appropriate profile. Plugins only work on the raw image data and not on the output as it is seen on screen.

So you don't need to worry about color management when using Photoshop plugins.

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 4:21 pm
by Ando
HaraldHeim wrote:Photoshop renders the plugin previews and automatically uses the appropriate profile.


Thanks that is the point. I asked because a consequent realization of color management seems not to be a matter of course even when using professional software like Photoshop: e.g. the previews rendered by Bridge do not show the same colors as the pictures themselves when opened in Photoshop. At least on my PC where I run a serious color management workflow. This is very surprising to me as I always thought that Adobe is leading in the color management theme. 8)

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 12:24 pm
by HaraldHeim
I never used Bridge, because I dislike it, so I never had that problem so far :-). But if you are correct than it is a big negligence.

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:45 pm
by Ando
HaraldHeim wrote:I never used Bridge, because I dislike it, so I never had that problem so far :-). But if you are correct than it is a big negligence.


I checked this again and constated that now preview in Bridge and Photoshop show the same colors! Being more than happy with this I suspect that one of the last Bridge updates fixed this together with some other issues. :-)