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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Desaturated red when rendered

The scene only consists of a red texture mapped on a plane. No compositing enabled. Filmic color management with basic settings is enabled. Rendered with Cycles. No matter what color I set in the ...
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Colors are off, outside of blender

the colors of my renderings look off (brighter / less saturated) outside of blender. – compare the image in the finder (left), and in blender (right): how can I make sure the results look just like ...
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Exporting Images/Movies to Final Cut Pro X to apply LUTs

i want to export my blender renders (doesn't matter if videos or image sequences) to Final Cut Pro X to apply LUTs on it. Now I'm not quite sure which rendering and output settings give the best ...
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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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Rendering in color mode 'BW' is darker than mean pixel values

I want to render greyscale images. I do this with a large script, so I would like to do this in Blender directly and not as postprocessing with another tool. When I set ...
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how does cycles calculate RGB to BW

There are many ways to calculate RGB to BW. Which of those ways does Cycles use in the RGB to BW node? (I took a quick look at the git repository, but it's not searchable and I couldn't find the node ...
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Which color space should I use for 16-bit maps?

Many people recommend using 16-bit images for displacement and normal maps. If I want to create my own displacement maps in, say, Photoshop, which color space should I use? Is 16-bit sRGB okay? Does ...
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Working around Blender's color management problems & General Confusion [closed]

So, I'm writing this in part because I'm still confused myself, and in part because getting a verified answer in a public place would be a good thing. Blender 2.79b has incorporated some of Sobotka'...
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How to override Filmic color space in the Compositor nodes?

I want to use Filmic color space for my renders, but I also want to override Filmic's constraints in the Compositor for the final image. My current workflow right now is to open my Filmic renders in ...
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Controlling saturation on scene referred data

As troy_s mentioned in his answer about CDL node, Saturation is part of ASC CDL, but blender doesn't incorporate it in the CDL node. And to control saturation on scene referred data a custom node ...
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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 ...
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White background turning grey during video creation

I use filmic color management and cycles. I have done a 360° turntable animation and created 120 PNG frames (8 bits) with pure white background. However, when I create a video from this PNG sequence ...