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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Colour shift when viewing render outside of blender

So this is what occurs the left is original right is when its saved knowing tiff saves it raw, I did it and was able to open it in Photoshop the same way(correct) it was in blender but just like ...
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Desaturated Animation After Rendering

Working on this animation and the colors look correct in the 3d viewport: but when I render the PNGs: and then render to AVI RAW: in the VSE it becomes super desaturated. I have the "Display ...
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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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Blender VSE - background color of video from imported image sequence

I'm looking into the Blender Video Sequence Editor to create animations out of existing sequences of images. The image sequences are generated with POV-ray. I've downloaded Blender 2.79, I run W7 64-...
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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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How to make the color space gamma instead of linear? (for rendering)

I think by default that Blender uses the linear color space for rendering. How would I make it so that the renderers use gamma instead??
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Blender color reduction

I'm trying to post-process my render to achieve a low color depth look. For some reason the image becomes darker and the render do not really matches the look I want. Exporting the not post-...
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Desaturated/Washed/Pale colors out of the box

On a 2019 5k iMac, Blender displays vibrant colors. But after rendering and viewing it on macOS preview, the colors are off. I tried this with a MacBook, and the colors are displayed as they were ...
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Use filmic and output mask with absolute color values

I would like to output both images where the color management (like filmic) is applied and save an object-ID pass. The catch is, the object-ID pass needs to contain the object as absolute white #...
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Color Match Assets for 2D Animation

I want to mix some blender assets with preexisting footage but I can't get the colors to match exactly. For example, create a new eevee scene with only a plane and a camera (no lights). Match the ...
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When to use sRGB and when not to?

I discovered that in my Scene Color Management, Display Device has always been set to sRGB. When I turn it off, the color of a given RGB now seems to match what I see in say Matplotlib. No matter how ...
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Blender 2.8 image texture node and color space

As of release of Blender 2.8 version the Image texture node has changed, before we had only "Color Data" and "Non color data". Now we have that drop down menu titled "Color space" and various types to ...
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How to see RGB and XYZ image info in Blender 2.8?

Where is the rendered image info in Blender 2.8? An example screenshot I found from Blender Artists highlights some info near the blue cube in the rendered image. In previous versions of Blender ...
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How to not have freestyle lines affected by exposure

I was working with freestyle for my first time while using the "Real Sky" addon from the blender market. I am working in eevee. If you are familiar with Real Sky, you know it is common place to adjust ...
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I changed some of the colors of my video but now I can't revert them back to the original

I changed the saturation of the colors in my video clips. I rendered the video, then I decided I didn't like the colors. But now I can't change the colors back to how they are originally. Trying to ...
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There is no Film color management in blender 2.8. Why?

It's a pity but there is no Film (not Filmic) color management in blender 2.8. I wonder why it was removed? Also all camera presets also were removed. If anybody knows the reason why it was removed ...
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What is srgb bt.709? [duplicate]

I am the author of an add-on for Blender 2.8. I have one user that is experiencing an error. I understand what is causing it, but I don't understand why. My add-on is selecting the "Standard" option ...
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Color management in blender 2.8

Color Management used to be in the "Scene" tab. But now it's gone. Where did it go?
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Advantages/disadvantages of various file formats for storing non-color texture data?

We use normal maps, bump maps, and a lot of other special maps that contain non-color texture data. They are stored in image files but in linear color space (without gamma correction), and therefore ...
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What color space to use for EXR in textures

I've searched high and low for this, and cannot find an answer anywhere, even in the new 2.80 docs. When you import import or environment textures in 2.80, the new texture node has several colour ...
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Render with a wider dynamic range in cycles to produce photorealistic looking images

To get images that seem more photorealistic, not only a much wider Dynamic Range is needed, but also having the color information desaturate towards white as it would happen in an overexposed ...
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Changing colors of atoms and bonds imported from PDB files

I am attempting to model some small molecules in blender. I have successfully imported the structure of these molecules, and while I can move, rotate, and change the size of the molecules without ...
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How do I configure ocio to use an existing Premiere .cube lut in Blender?

I have recently purchased an Insta360 One X camera and am interested in using its Log video mode and doing post-production in Blender. Insta360 has produced a log lut for use in Premiere (...
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Can’t change fire color to black?

I am trying to make an image with black fire against a white background but whenever I change the color ramp to black the fire just disappears, any help is appreciated.! This is the node set up I have ...
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Colorramp node makes colors clip or blow out

I've been trying to do little special effects for some of my videos. For example I create a light emitting object that woud cast light on a black floor, later composit the black out and the finished ...
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Is it possible to use filmic and raw in a single video?

I am currently doing a motion tracking scene where the compositing looks like this : The problem I am facing at is that I want my foreground layer to be rendered with a View Transform that is ...
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2.8 Workbench colors to match vertex colors 1:1

I have noticed that the color picker never picks the same exact color in 2.8 vertex paint mode. I tried around with the different Color Management settings in the renderer panel with no luck and tried ...
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How to import Alembic Vertex Colors from Houdini correctly?

I've exported a simple scene from houdini with a few geometries, and written into the vertex colors, Cd, for each mesh a different gray value like: (.1,.1,.1)(.2,.2,.2) ... etc When I import this ...
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color management (& grease pencil) : possible to render as it is in the viewport?

I got a problem with the filmic color management & Grease Pencil objects - the colors do render poorly (right) - I prefer the viewport (left) look. If I switch to the "default" color management; ...
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My texture is washed out in the render, bit not in the preview

I'm making a mock-up of a poster for my portfolio, but for some reason the texture of the poster is really washed out in the render. The rest of the objects which are just materials (not externally ...
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Can color management (e.g. filmic) be disabled for specific file output nodes for raw data?

I know for Blender sets the color management setting globally for the project. As far as I am aware every data that is saved as image, will pass through the color management of Blender. Now the ...
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Blender dosn't interpret the Colorspace of the imported Image in the Compositor correctly

I am facing the following problem: The imported image from the explorer, a 16bit PNG file, is not showing up in the correct colorspace (I think) in the compositor It's a PNG, so it has sRGB ...
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How do I calibrate exposure to match a gray scale?

EDIT: I need to clarify the question. Kodak sells A gray scale card. It is used to calibrate B&W filming. Film stock exposure is measured with a densitometer. If the film has been properly ...
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Color Management. What is the difference between display device, view transform and sequencer?

All these settings are found in the color management section. I hear that filmic is the best to use, and it has filmic default for the view transform. But under sequencer sRGB is default. Under ...
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Colour space after baking

I've used Blender Cycles to bake a colour texture. After baking, and saving the resulting PNG file, will the baked texture be in sRGB or in Linear colour space? Because if I use the baked texture as-...
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Compression & Color change

I was using blender to render some animations for a personal blog, and I was hoping to embed the videos seamlessly into the post. I know that my website uses a background of 0xE3E5E7, so I set that as ...
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How to export white/shadow catcher with filmic?

Using the method described on stack exchange here to create a shadow catcher and with Filmic render view under color space enabled, the background with shadows divided by a clean background with no ...
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What is the difference between color models (sRGB, Rec709, XYZ, ets) and which cases I need to prefer one of them?

I know filmic uses for wide color range. But what is a display device for? Which cases I need to prefer one of display device settings?
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Cancel Gamma Correction when importing Objects

I'm having issues when importing objects from other software like Marvelous Designer. The material color isn't the one I choose to be. I've made some research and it appears that Blender "correct" ...
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Color difference in saved images vs Render View

I've noticed that when an image is saved (let's say as a PNG for example), the color doesn't look as vibrant as it does in Blender's Render View. For comparison, here is an image created by saving as ...
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Why are the ID-masks and Ambient Occlusion outputs not pure white?

Whenever using ID-Masks (material and/or object) the result in the render output does not give me a solely black and white image. The whites are slightly darker than they should be. Even when ...
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How to get accurate colors with Filmic Blender

I'm loving Filmic blender for the wonderful dynamic range. But I am not able to get accurate colors - it always looks little washed out. I understand that it's due to the wider dynamic range of the ...
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What is the the ASC-CDL node?

The color balance node in the compositor can be switched to use the ASC CDL How is it used? How is this different from Lift/Gamma/Gain? How do the Offset, Power, Slope options affect the image?
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Rendered View port and PNG output color difference

I am performing a render on a scene through the viewport using f12 option and saving the rendered image but when viewing the two images side by side I've noticed that the colors are much sharper in ...
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Are there significant differences between Filmic shipped with Blender and its development version?

I've just read that Filmic is not completely implemented: https://developer.blender.org/D2659. Notes: The results appear to be identical to the original Filmic config, but I left out some ...