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Understanding Input and Output ICC Profiles
Are they just fancy, built-in photoshop curves?
Amateur Photographer who plays with big cameras and film when in between digital photographs.
One of the things that puzzles people more than any other in colour management, printing and scanning, is just what icc profiles are and do.
I thought it would be useful to repeat the explanation I give to people.
In a short of vastly simplified way, an icc profile works the same as a canned photoshop curve.
Let me explain in terms of printer profiles.