DCF Full Spectrum; Does It Bridge The Gap Between RGB And The Eye? Page 2
As you work on the sliders or in Full Spectrum a smallish preview window shows the changes. The window might show some banding, but this is not what will happen in application to the image; it's simply that the preview is at 5 bit. Getting a larger preview window would help, but here you are not dealing with sharpening, but color, and you can see the difference in the window provided. I worked in a dupe layer to see the before and after, and in many cases was able to work the sliders to gain a more pleasing color effect. But I was using it for color control, not for color correction, but that's something that will become tempting once you begin to see what the controls allow.
In all, DCF Full Spectrum offers an intriguing approach to color, one that
is device independent so that it can be used on any RGB image, photographed
or scanned. With certain photographs (depending on color) the effect is subtle
at best. But if you do a setup with greens and purples and then place the uncorrected
next to the corrected image on the monitor, you will see the effect. If enhanced
color fidelity in the green, blue, and purple range is your desire, the DCF
plug-in seems to do the trick.
The DCF Full Spectrum plug-in costs $49. For more information, contact Tribeca Imaging Laboratories, Inc., 648 Broadway, Ste. 700, New York, NY 10012; (646) 383-4608; www.tribecalabs.com.