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icc color management
  • ICC International Color Consortium ICC White Papers
  • X-rite color measurement and color management, offering hardware, software and services for measuring, formulating and matching color including Color Checkers
  • Chromix Color Services, Color Think Software
  • SWOP — Specifications Web Offset Publications
  • SWOP-certified systems This page lists the SWOP certified proofing systems
  • GRACoL General Requirements for Applications in Commercial Offset Lithography
  • FOGRA Graphic Technology Research Association
  • IFRA Global research and service organization for the news publishing industry
  • ECI European Color Initiative
  • ISO International Organization for Standardization
  • Dry Creek Photo Digital Imaging Resources for Photographers by Photographers
  • Colorremedies Color Management Essential Training
  • Bibble Professional Workflow and raw Conversion software for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux
  • Capture NX Nikon’s software for simpler, more intuitive full-scale digital image processing and editing
  • Capture One Raw workflow software from Phase One
  • Aperture Import, manage, and enhance your photos in one simple, integrated workflow
  • Microsoft Expression Media 2 is an extremely powerful and customizable image management software application for importing, annotating, organizing, archiving, searching and distributing your ever-growing collection of digital files.
  • HindSight Software for Professional Photographers including MetaMachine
  • PhotoMechanic Photo Mechanic is designed to work with groups of photos together in order to manage them.
  • ImageIngester double backup; naming; moving to folders; applying bulk metadata and Camera Raw/Lightroom settings; GPS tagging; converting to DNG; verifying; correlating multi-camera shoots.
  • BreezeBrowser Used to download, browse, select, organize and post process their images, create web galleries and control cameras from a Windows PC.
  • Cumulus Digital Asset Management software and hardware
  • Portfolio Digital Asset Management software and hardware
  • DXO Optics Pro is a multi-award winning program running on Windows or Macintosh to automatically improve image quality.
  • Silkypix Developer Studio adjust the color, tone, and the white balance of the image can truly help you express your feelings through the photography. DAM Useful Digital Asset Management and Workflow Software.
  • Adobe Software
    • ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) Digital camera raw file support.
    • AcrCalibrator Tom Fors’ calibration script for ACR. Visual Vacations ACR calibration tutorial
    • Lightroom Lightroom software is the professional photographer's essential toolbox, providing one easy application for managing, adjusting, and presenting large volumes of digital photographs so you can spend less time in front of the computer and more time behind the lens
monitor calibration
file formats
  • DNG file format (Digital Negative) The public, archival format for digital camera raw data
  • Luminous Landscape site A good analysis of the "Raw Flaw"
  • OpenRAW Organization hoping to persuade camera makers to provide open documentation of their proprietary raw formats.
  • OpenRAW survey The 2006 RAW Survey — A Report on the Experiences, Requirements, Belifs, and Preferences of Photographers and Imaging Professionals regarding raw Imaging Technology
  • Wikipedia: TIFF TIFF information
file delivery
  • YouSendIt FTP file delivery service
  • SmugMug Online gallery and image sharing service
web color

blogs and forums

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