Colour management – intro

In the days of film few hobby photographers worried about colour management, just selecting a Tungsten balanced film for those times when using Tungsten. After that, apart from slides, the lab sorted out the filtration when printing. With monochrome no colour issues apart from the intensity or subtlety of any toning. Digital has changed all of that and colour management is something that can make or break an image, including a monochrome image. Colour management at capture is all about the white balance settings. Most cameras have…

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Derek Doar – Modern conversion of digital files to monochrome images using Nik SilverEfex

The objective for the evening was very clear – quality conversion of digital image files into monochrome. I’ve been using a very much slimmed down version of Silver Efex  that is integral to Nikon’s CNX2 software for many years and, more recently, the Photoshop plug-in with my Canon files. When Google purchased Nik they did a ‘free complete suite if you have previously purchased one of their plug-ins’. I had the Colour Efex Pro 3 plug-in for CNX2 and therefore qualified for the complete package…

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