PictoColor inCamera 4.5 Digital Camera and Scanner ICC Profiling Software Plug-in for Photoshop CS3

PictoColor Corporation has released inCamera 4.5 for Photoshop CS3, a new version of its digital camera and scanner ICC profiling plug-in. This digital camera and scanner profiling software features an easy to use interface and a User Guide that explains how to successfully create and use ICC input profiles in Adobe Photoshop.

inCamera is designed to help the digital photographer achieve consistent, predictable color with any digital camera or scanner. It employs proven color management technology to describe, with mathematical precision, the unique behavior and color properties of any digital camera or scanner through a process known as profiling. Utilizing the GretagMacbeth ColorChecker or the new ColorChecker Semi Gloss (SG) charts for digital cameras, and the HutchColor HCT or IT8 targets or ColorChecker charts for scanners, inCamera evaluates the color data captured by the camera or scanner, compares the data to the known color values of the chart, and creates a custom ICC profile. The profile may then be applied to all images shot or scanned under similar conditions correcting the color distortions of the camera or scanner to produce a color corrected and profiled image ready for use in any project.

Even though inCamera makes the color right relative to the known reference standard, we all know that color reproduction is every bit an art as much as it is a science. There may be times when you wish to intervene in the process, providing guidance as to how colors should be handled. This is what profile editing is all about. ICC profiles created with inCamera may be edited to suit your preferences with easy-to-use correction tools in iCorrect EditLab Pro, a companion plug-in to inCamera, also available.

inCamera can also be used to profile scanners for negative film, heretofore an "untouchable" area of color management, because of the unavailability of targets for negative film. The process, based on the digital camera profiling technology and the ColorChecker charts, is described in the inCamera User Guide, an integrated on-line guide to creating and using input profiles in a Photoshop ICC color managed workflow.

inCamera may be purchased at PictoColors secure on-line store at www.pictocolor.com for $199.95 as a software download.

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