Everything You Need To Know About Color Management in Our SDK

Did you know that there are color management features to our SDK? When you implement our SDK, you can be sure that colors are faithfully reproduced across diverse devices and platforms.

Specifically, our SDK has some handy features that will easily convert your images from various input profiles, and either return those images to their original input profiles after processing — or simply and quickly convert all photos in a job to a single output profile of your choosing, like sRGB.

All you need to know is that we’re properly color managed, but here’s what’s going on behind the scenes:

  • Reading input profiles: Our SDK seamlessly reads input profiles to understand the unique color profiles associated with different devices or sources, allowing for accurate color interpretation.
  • Precise conversion to our working profile: The magic happens in our SDK’s ability to convert these input profiles to our standardized working profile, preserving color fidelity and uniformity throughout the process.
  • Optional output profile conversion: Additionally, you have the freedom to optionally convert to a specified output profile—whether it mirrors the input profile, aligns with sRGB, or corresponds to another designated profile like P3, AbodeRGB or any other. This flexibility empowers you to cater to specific requirements or preferences without compromising on color integrity.

What is color management? And does it really matter?

Essentially digital images are made up of pixels with color values that cover a certain range. On JPEG’s this is RGB values from 0 to 255. Pure red is 255,0,0. But what does “pure red” actually look like? Exactly how red is it?

This is what color profiles do – they allow you to see colors in the most accurate way possible – on screen and in print.

Different profiles like sRGB, ProPhoto and Adobe RGB make significant differences in how we perceive color – like how blue or cyan the sky should be.

Proper color management ensures that photographers, editors, and printers all see the same colors on the screen, and that the final printed product is reproduced as closely as possible to what the image looked like on screen.

Color management is a complicated, yet understandable science. Once you understand profiles and how they operate you will be better equipped to ensure you’re delivering the most accurate color to your customers.

Here is a helpful video produced by PHLEARN that goes into detail about color spaces, and how they operate!

Questions? Contact our team

If you have further questions about color management, our SDKs, or Perfectly Clear, we’d love to hear from you! Contact us at any time — we’re here to help.

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