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icc color management
ICC Intenational Color Consortium 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
Color Remedies Color Management Essential Training

EXIF.org EXIF and related resources
Orphan Works Whose copyright owners cannot be located
EXIF The specification uses the existing JPEG, TIFF Rev. 6.0, RIFF, and WAV file formats, with the addition of specific metadata tags. It is not supported in JPEG 2000, PNG, or GIF
IPTC IIM the first multi-media news exchange format
IPTC Core This page is about IPTC metadata to be used within Adobe's Extensible Metadata Platform framework
XMP (Extensible Metadata Platform) a standard for metadata, created by Adobe Systems, Inc.
PLUS standards An international non-profit initiative on a mission to simplify and facilitate the communication and management of image rights.
Controlled Vocabulary web site Recommendations for Limitations on Image Filenaming
Custom File Info Panel for XMP Metadata The custom File Info panel for XMP metadata allows you to define, create, and manage custom metadata properties using standard Adobe applications

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 Asset Management software and hardware
Portfolio 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
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
PDF manual how to calibrate and profile both CRT and LCD monitors
Gretag-MacBeth Eye-One Colorimeter
Color Vision Spyder 3 Elite Colorimeter
ColorEyes Display Color profiling software and hardware
the one by Pixl Ltd Profile Verification Kit
Black Point Check
Grayscale Test

file formats
DNG file format 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, Beliefs, and Preferences of Photographers and Imaging Professionals regarding RAW Imaging Technology
TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) in Wikipedia

file delivery
YouSendIt FTP file delivery service
SmugMug Online gallery and image sharing service

web color
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/article_pages/web-browser-color-management.html web browser color management
http://regex.info/blog/photo-tech/color-spaces-page2/ web browser color management

The DAM Book Digital Asset Management for Photographers, By Peter Krogh
O’Reilly O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazine, and conferences
Peach Pit Essential resources for the creative community
Practical Color Management: Eddie Tapp
Real World Camera RAW: Broce Fraser and Jeff Schewe
Real World Color Management: Bruce Fraser, Chris Murphy, Fred Bunting

blogs and forums
The Dam Forum
John Nack on Adobe
The Lightroom Journal
Photoshop News

Peter Krogh Digital Asset Management
Andrew Rodney Color Management
Neil Barstow- Color Management
Chris Murphy- Color Management

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