[argyllcms] Re: help with camera profile

  • From: Iliah Borg <ib@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2012 08:58:28 -0400

>  tools for highlight recovery

Yes, let's add extrapolation to interpolation; let's say all is OK when image 
is technically ruined.

> Adobe lightroom and DNG profiles seem to be a satisfactory solution for the 
> majority of digital photographers. We like to think we can do better with 
> other software and by making our own profiles but first ask yourself two 
> questions:
> 1) Are you as clever as the people in Adobe?
> 2) Do you have the resources that Adobe has?

Of course you understand that Adobe are serving the market, and that does not 
mean they are serving any particular photographer, or any particular need. 
Adobe are a market-driven company. When it comes to Adobe resources, one of 
their most valuable resources is Dave Coffin and his free open-source dcraw 

Being a clever engineer does not mean being a photographer or any visual person 
for that matter, it just means being a clever engineer. Experienced engineers 
killed Kodak.

From the engineering point of view both DNG and DCP approaches address past, 
not future.

> DNG is, I think, open-source.

DNG is a box containing the data; what matters is - can you understand that 
data? DNG specs explicitly allow undisclosed tags.

Iliah Borg

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