where to download icc/icm colour profiles?

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by ghetto, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. ghetto

    ghetto Mu-43 Regular

    does anyone know where I can download or get icc/icm colour profiles for the e-p1?

    or is anyone willing to share their favourite one for the e-p1 (or e-p2 should be close enough)
     
  2. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Gordon
    For what purpose? Raw converters have profiles built in as does the cameras jpeg engine. Do you need something different to the built in ones?

    Gordon
     
  3. ghetto

    ghetto Mu-43 Regular

    Not all raw converters have profiles for all cameras, nikon and canon are well represented but Oly isn't. Right now I'm using a generic colour profile and I read that an oly specific one makes a huge difference so I figured I'd ask to see if I could find one to try. It might even be in the olympus master files some where... but I don't have olympus master installed right now.
     
  4. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Gordon
    If a raw converter can read a paticular camera model it means, by definition, that the raw converter software engineers produced a profile for it. For example Adobe calls that profile Adobe Standard for every camera in Lightroom, but the profile is actually different for each camera model.

    You are absolutely correct that there are more profiles for Canon and Nikon. These are usually made to try and emulate the out of camera modes like "portrait" or "landscape".

    Another issuse is that not all raw converters will allow the use of third party profiles and those that do often use specialist profiles. Ligtroom can't load Capture One profiles and vice versa. So you'll need to hunt down profiles for the specific software you're using.

    It is also possible with some software to be able to make your own profiles and tweak them to the particular look you want. That's what I do. But not all programs allow this.

    So without knowing what software you want to use them in and what you don't like about the profiles you're using now it's a bit hard to point you to a source of alternate input profiles.

    Gordon
     
  5. ghetto

    ghetto Mu-43 Regular

    Ufraw as an example, it uses stamdard icc/icm color profiles.

    I believe it uses a standard color matrix conversion in the absence of a camera specific profile. I can attest to the colours lookiong nothing like olympus OOC jpeg colours.

    I checked and olympus master doesn't seem to have one in the files. There's a few tutorials online on how to create your own but they require you have a colour chart whoch doesn't appear to be available for a reasonable price anywhere I know of. From what I read, a custom one from colour charts willl event be better than factory ones as they'll take deviations in your camera into account.
     
  6. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Gordon
    I've not seen a resource for DCraw profiles (the engine that Ufraw uses) and I haven't even looked at the program in many months. Making your own may be the only real alternative if you can't find a DCRaw forum that shares profiles.

    None of the "branded" raw converters, except for Nikons, have extractable or usable ICC profiles, unfortunately.

    The only other place I can think to look would be to have a look for some profiles for Capture One. I believe they use either a standard ICC profile or a slightly modified version of one.

    Gordon