On 2009 Sep 18, at 2:04 AM, Klaus Karcher wrote:
Ben Goren wrote:Given a particular image, is there a relatively painless way to calculate the optimal color space for editing?tiffgamut, iccgamut and viewgamut -i are the argyll tools you need. viewgamut -i calculates gamut- and intersecton-volumes.
Thanks -- that's perfect!
When you have to use this tools frequently, it might be convenient to write a little shell script that compares the gamut of a given image with your favorite editing spaces.
For better or worse, it showed me that a very simple studio picture with people in tuxedos holding brass instruments has a gamut that pretty much needs ProPhoto. If that's the case, I suspect I'm probably stuck with ProPhoto in general.
But I have created other simple scripts for use with Argyll -- most notably, ones that will do gamut-mapped linked-profile rendering of an image from one profile to another. Much easier than trying to remember each time what all is involved....