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Author Topic: Real Life Colour Match  (Read 17270 times)
Terry-M
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« on: July 23, 2009, 12:00:43 PM »

I have a few cracked roof tiles on my house that need replacing but they are now out of production. I have found a place that has some but I'm not sure if they are the right colour. So to avoid removing an actual tile, I have photographed in raw and made a print of them. I used a grey card to get the white balance spot on and used Epson Archival Matt with Epson's profile for printing. All done in Qimage, where else!
I have just taken the print outside to compare the real thing with the print and the match is excellent. Of course, in bright sunlight, the print looks a little light but it'll enable me to colour match quite easily.
I wondered if anyone else ever checks their prints with the original subject?
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009, 12:08:50 PM »

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I wondered if anyone else ever checks their prints with the original subject?

Of course Terry.
I check my spot on photo of myself to make sure I am still alive each morning!   Undecided Lips sealed Embarrassed Tongue Roll Eyes
If I get a match, I go and have breakfast!
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009, 12:18:19 PM »

On the realistic side, I trust you used the camera profile for your Raw images from Qimage?
That would ensure getting really spot on colours...  I am spelling like you lately. ;-)
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2009, 02:52:22 PM »

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On the realistic side, I trust you used the camera profile for your Raw images from Qimage?
O yes, it makes a big difference; this example was just dull red tiles but from past checks, the full colour range is improved by using the camera profile in Qimage-SE raw.
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2009, 11:32:57 PM »

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I wondered if anyone else ever checks their prints with the original subject?

Of course Terry.
I check my spot on photo of myself to make sure I am still alive each morning! 
If I get a match, I go and have breakfast!
Fred

Hey, Fred-

You should do a daily series (with the same white or grey card), then you'd know also if you are getting tanned!

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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2009, 11:37:38 PM »

I wondered if anyone else ever checks their prints with the original subject?

I have done that with flowers, but you have to be quick (day or two.)

I have, just for kicks, used the iOne colorimeter on an original subject--similar to your tile--then checked the print.  Drives you nuts though!
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2009, 10:04:30 AM »

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You should do a daily series (with the same white or grey card), then you'd know also if you are getting tanned!

I am always tanned. I live in SW Florida with a lot of other Q-tips. Cool
In case others from different areas have never heard the expression; a Q-tip in Florida denotes an old person driving his car (usually a large comfortable one), and because of the slouch and shrinkage, you only see the steering wheel and this white head behind it.
Hence, a Q-tip.
Although I am well over 6 ft tall, I think I am joining the splinter group called the tongue depressors. Cheesy:D:D

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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2009, 01:29:50 PM »


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because of the slouch and shrinkage, you only see the steering wheel and this white head behind it.

Fred

Maybe you need a low rider so you can be seen Cool
You just might start a trend.

or maybe a tricycle if you don't go to fast.

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