Questions tagged [color-management]

In digital imaging systems, color management is the controlled conversion between the color representations of various devices, such as image scanners, digital cameras, monitors, TV screens, film printers, computer printers, offset presses, and corresponding media. Source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_management

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Question about False Color in Render Properties

Following Blender Guru's Donut Tutorials and currently at the end of Part 1. I'm really unsure about the false color concepts, grey is the ideal color so we have to tweak all the settings till its ...
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Highlight compression (Blender/Cycles)

Does anyone have a smooth way of highlight compression in the Blender/Cycles settings, or in Compositor? The only compressor i have found so far is the Tonemap-Node in Compositor, and i find its ...
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Colorimetry is not the same

I wanted to know if you know why the colorimetry of the image is not exactly the same when I save the image of the rendering, my settings in the save are however the Blender standards (RGBA, Color ...
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Can I use my 3D Luts with Flimic?

I found this documentation → How can Blender be augmented to display color critical and accurate results? However, this is outdated and does not work now. How can I use the 3D Luts extracted from the ...
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PNG darker that the rendering [duplicate]

If I save my image in png format, it looks darker than the original, or at least the colorimetry does not match the original. Does anyone know what it is? Thank you very much.
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A shaded for two colour games

So I’m participating in a game jam where I can only use two colours to make a game. I wanted to try and make it in 3D, but I’ve run into some problems (don’t worry this question isn’t about game ...
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PNG darker that the actual rendering [duplicate]

when I save my image as a png, it appears darker than the original rendering, or at least, the colorimetry is not the same. Does anyone have any idea what it is? Thank you
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how to change image color space on multiple image textures with python in Blender

How to change multiple selected image textures from one color space to another using python while changing nothing else.
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Midway through rendering my animation, the color management seems to have changed. How did this happen, what should I do?

The first image is what I had been rendering (it's frame 36/255) and the second is what it changed to on frame 37/255. I have no idea how this happened and I can't find a way to fix it. (Cycles render ...
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What color space should I use for 16bit sculpting brush alphas?

Since starting to learn sculpting, I've been saving most of my brush alphas as 16bit PSDs. I've noticed though that using the non-color color space instead of ...
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Rendered Normals color getting distorted?

I am trying to render the Normal output of the geometry node, and then bring that back as a window projected texture. But when I do, the image is very different from the original socket output: Why ...
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Baking Textures from Scene Lighting. Which color space should I use?

So I'm going to bake some procedural textures that I made in my scene. Since I'm baking the lighting with the textures, should I use Filmic or Standrad (sRGB) color space? I assume sRGB since it seems ...
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How to get the exact color as output that we are looking for?

I have been learning Blender recently. And I have understood that lighting plays an important role in getting the exact shade of color that we want. But I am still not clear on how to achieve this. ...
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Output tonemapping to PNG produces gray even for superwhites

I have a scene that when rendered to EXR, produces a more-than-white background: 1.2, 1.2, 1.2 or thereabouts. When I save a render as PNG, that same pixel is ...
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Image Editor and Render Panel … Pixel Click Color Information

When a Blender User Clicks on a Render or an Image the user interface show RGBA info. Please see image below. There are two pieces of information. One is marked [CM]. Perhaps this is Color Management. ...
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weird gradients appearing in the final render [duplicate]

I m trying to render an animation sequence using cycles, but soon as i import my images "tried Tiff,Png and OpenEXR"into after effects i keep getting these wierd lines "Gradients",...
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Finding the CIE XYZ coordinates for surface materials and light colors

I'm trying to create a workflow for generating images that I can use in computer vision research. I think that exporting Blender scenes in with a sRGB sequencer in EXR format is exporting images in a ...
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Render in Wide Color Gamut using OCIO

I am learning how much the lighting calculation is affected when using different color spaces for rendering (e.g. render using Rec709 primaries vs ACEScg). I have read some post that Blender can ...
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Color management: Monitor calibration issues + Compositor issues (+ ideas for improvement)

I am aware that there are other posts about color management, but bear with me. I have a wide-gamut monitor and HW calibrators (Spyder 3 and i1 Pro) with custom profiles, meaning without the SW ...
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I can't select “filmic” in view transform

OS: windows10 64bit version:2.83 view transform shows only "standard" and nothing else.I know filmic color management is already installed to blender 2.8. Also every time i download a new ...
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Pure white background + filmic + antialiasing: is it possible?

I'm trying to achieve an image with a pure white background. Apart from the grey background, I'm more or less happy with it so far: This is using Filmic, and I understand the reason for the grey ...
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Color management affetcs video sequencer

I try to match my scene to a reference video (which I have loaded into the Video sequence editor) by changing settings in the Color management tab such as contrast, exposure or gamma. However, this ...
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Hello! I would like to know how to create a video with a TOTALLY white background? [duplicate]

I created a basic video in the blender video editor using PNG images, but the client insisted that he wanted the background to be completely white, because when I exported it to MP4 the background was ...
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Blender changes image colors when rendering

I'm working on a project where I'm editing in Davinci Resolve, but doing a number of effects in Blender. However, when I render out a shot from Blender, I find that the color of the image is slightly ...
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Imported image as plane does not have accurate colors

I am trying to make a music video and import my logo (.png), however the logo does not have accurate colors (it has clear white background, but blender shows it as ...
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My config trying to find color management, how can I make it gone?

This is my config from last workplace. My technical director write something into it and now blender trying to find color management. I don't want blender to write this titles. Raw/new blender don't ...
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Blender and OCIO - Texture bug or what I do wrong?

my first question here is rather technical. Because of my interest in color management and ACES I am writing articles on my website about this topic. For 3D related tests I am using Blender. So I am ...
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How to use Blender Filmic in After Effects?

Getting Blender’s filmic into After Effects with EXR. When importing the config.ocio file from the Blender’s color management file into OpenColorIO in After effects I get config failed sanitycheck. ...
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Cannot get Blender image render to display colors properly in other apps

I'm currently trying to bring in some 3D renders from Blender into Affinity Photo/Designer (have tried Krita and Photoshop as well), but I'm finding that the colors are quite dull due to color profile ...
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Can one render scenes in a flat LOG color space for outside grading work?

Filmic LOG rendering question from a newbie: Hypothetically, I have a finished scene that I want to use as a background layer for my live action/CG short. However, the live action footage I shot was ...
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Color diference between saves image and image in render view

I have noticed that my render looks more vibrant in render view than the saved image. Is there any way that I could save the image and keep the look from the rendered view. Saved Image(png) ...
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Incorrect values when using the color picker?

While painting, I use the color picker to pick one of the color on my object. However, the color picker does not pick the exact color that I have selected. What am I doing wrong?
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how to use external values as input for color ramp shader node?

All, I've recently started dabbling in Blender to do some scientific visualization, like ParaView but 1000x prettier :) At the moment I'm trying to tackle adding a color ramp to a 3D surface. As of ...
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how to modify / customize a coloramp?

New to blender, coming from engineering discipline and want to learn more about rendering CFD/model results in Blender. Right now I'm struggling with generating a coloramp for a 3d surface. What I've ...
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Changed GPU from AMD to RTX - color space issue

I changed GPU from Vega64 to RTX 2070SU, and clean installed Windows 10. My issue is about different colors in Blender (screenshot shows my problem). In other software I have untouched colors/gamma, ...
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Integrating CG imagery with footage from cameras using ACES

As a Corollary to this question (Using Blender with wider gamut than 709 primaries (like ACES)). How can I use blender to integrate CG, and footage from cinema cameras using ACEScg? My goal would be ...
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Using Blender with wider gamut than 709 primaries (like ACES)

There is a similar old unanswered question on this site with some vague comments (ACES workflow in Blender), so I'll ask it differently: Is it possible to work in blender 2.8 with color spaces that ...
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How to make a solid shader in blender?

I'm trying to get an accurate RGB 255, 0, 0 color. Render engine: Cycles Here's my attempt, what am I doing wrong? I've tried using different color management ...
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Is there a way to adjust Vibrance in the compositor?

There is of course a node that deals with saturation but I'm not finding anything for vibrance values like in Photoshop which I find a bit more useful. This would be a very helpful thing to include in ...
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Correcting levels in dark renders

I've been experimenting with Blender for a while and am starting to get things looking how I want, but the renders are coming out too dark. What's supposed to be white is coming out as light grey. ...
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bpy.data.images[“ID”].save_render(“XXX”) changes color space

I tried to save a baked image using bpy.data.images["Image Id Name"].save_render("C:/path/to/file.png") but this always changes the colorspace and I couldn't ...
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Is there a way to adapt False Color to be seen for color blind people?

I have severe red/green protonopia and find the red and green to be the same when I use False Color mode to calibrate lighting exposure. I'm wondering if there is a way to get numeric feedback on ...
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Video Colors Washed Out On Export

Export png sequences. Composite them together in new Blender file with audio. Export as FF-MPEG H.264. Colors come out all washed out and yellow in all media players. Import exported video file ...
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White balance / color matching between video/render for vfx shots

What's the best practice for matching colors between video/cgi for vfx shots in Blender? More specifically: I have a simple scene that is lit with one light in real life (2700K). I have carefully ...
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Missing Filmic Looks in Blender 2.81

Filmic has been shipped with Blender as a default render View Transform since 2.79a. I'm using Blender 2.81, but I'm missing the following Looks from the dropdown: Base Contrast Greyscale False ...
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Colors/Lights drastically different in render (2.8 Eevee)

Trying to get back into Blender after a bit of a hiatus. I am not sure what is going wrong. When I am in my rendered viewport the colors look perfect and then as soon as I go to render the animation/...
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Import image as planes appears desaturated

Whenever I import an image as a plane, the image appears to be desaturated as compared to the original. How do I make it more accurate?
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Background image is too much saturated

Hello I'm having a huge issue with my background image being too saturated and I cannot find anything on this, most likely I'm not searching the right thing. Given the examples below. One is darker ...
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How to put an sRGB image on top of a filmic render in the compositor while retaining their own sRGB-colors? [duplicate]

When I put an half-transparent sRGB image on top of a filmic render in the compositor, the transparent image will take the color-modus of the render (filmic in this case). Is there a way to keep the ...
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How to copy Color Management settings of Render properties from a blend file to other blend file

Currently the only way I know is to set a value in an empty blend file and start there or append a scene from another blend file. But I hope there is a more convenient way. Is there a way or add-on I ...

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