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We have had requests for a paper version of the book, however the additional benefits offered by an enhanced eBook including search, video, direct access to websites via hyperlinks and additional content is too good to ignore, so with such a wide variety of computers and reading devices capable of handling the PDF format we felt this was the best way to go.
Occasionally we are asked if the book is available in another language, such as French, Spanish or Italian, however these requests are relatively rare and the costs of translation cannot sadly be justified, so it will remain in English for the foreseeable future but an update will be posted if that changes.
You can read the book without being connected to the internet, however you will need an internet connection if you want to access any of the linked websites or to download some of the additional content, such as printer test images that are linked to from inside the book.
The book was written by Ashley Karyl, who is a long established professional photographer based in the UK with experience working in Africa, Europe and Australia.
His images have been used by clients, such as Cerruti 1881, IO Donna, Collistar, J Walter Thompson, La Rinascente, Rimmel, Neutro Roberts, Kelemata, Kérastase, Marie Claire, Young & Rubicam, Ogilvy One, IPC Media, TBWA, Rizzoli, Adidas, Arnoldo Mondadori, Euro RSCG, Microsoft, Hachette, City Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Boots Group, Colgate and Palmolive etc.
Ashley has many years of real world experience with colour management. He is an X-Rite Coloratti Pro partner and Phase One Ambassador.
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The first part of the book concentrates on taking steps to ensure the best possible starting point to colour management with your images, such as setting the correct White Balance and exposure, while various other parts of the book also address colour management from a photographer's perspective.
There are however, many other areas such as display calibration, colour settings, creating the right working environment and troubleshooting that are just as valid for anybody wishing to produce consistently excellent results.
This book is newly released in late September 2015 and has all the latest software versions. These include Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC 2014/2015, Photoshop Elements 13.1, Capture One Pro 8.3 and Pixelmator 3.3.2. More recent versions since the release are substantially similar or identical for colour management.
Colour management in Lightroom CC is effectively the same as Lightroom 6 and previous versions, while Photoshop CC is basically the same as CS6 apart from some minor changes in appearance of the colour settings interface.
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“With the information in this book I created a completely color managed photography workflow in under a day” – Gemma Smith
“Monitor profiles, printer profiles, working colour spaces… Color management could confuse anybody until now, but Ashley Karyl has produced a book that is easy to follow with enough depth to cover everything you’re ever likely to need when it comes to color management” – Simon Plant Photographer
“Color Management Pro is witty, interesting and always practical” – Michael Fraser
“All our photographic productions are fully color managed and Colour Management Pro provides superb practical information” – Luca Fazzi; Director of PH.Crew productions
A brand new eBook with HD videos offering practical guidance on colour management plus information for using Photoshop, Lightroom, Capture One Pro, Elements and Pixelmator.