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iCorrect EditLab ProApp 6.0-Time-Saving Workflows with ProcessQ™

by on Jul.15, 2009, under iCorrect EditLab ProApp

At the heart of iCorrect EditLab ProApp is ProcessQ, the completely redesigned image queue that allows you to easily view, sort and manage your color corrections for efficient, time-saving workflows. Here is how to make ProcessQ work for you.  We color corrected 15, 3MB+ images with similar color issues in 2 minutes and 4 seconds.  Try that in Photoshop!

 

Step 1-Setting iCorrect EditLab ProApp Workflow Preferences
The first step is to customize EditLab ProApp’s preference settings for the specific job or your desired workflow.  You can access the Preferences selection window by clicking on File Menu/Preferences or the Preferences button located under the color tool panel. Detailed instructions for each preference category can be found in the User Guide. Click Here Each preference has a “recommended” default setting, however, each preference can be optimized to maximize your efficiency and workflow.

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In our example job we used the default settings in each category except for the Save Image File Folder

Step 2-Add Images to ProcessQ

Next we select and add images to the ProcessQ by clicking on the File Menu/Add Images to ProcessQ and selecting the pictures to be corrected from a folder

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and clicking on Open and the pictures are added to ProcessQ. In this example we selected images that were taken under the same conditions.
 

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Step 3-Color Correct Test Image

Next we select an image from the set that represents the average color of the batch and color correct it using the EditLab ProApp tool set.

Tool Tab 1: Color Balance

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With the first tool tab, you begin by correcting the color balance by simply clicking on any neutral (black, white, or gray) colors within the image.  In this case the display shows that the original image had a predominantly yellow color cast.

 

Tool Tab 2: Tonal Range

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The next tool tab establishes the tonal range by automatically setting a new black point and new white point.  You can also adjust the mid tones in the center of histogram display.

 

Tool Tab 3: Brightness/Contrast/Saturation

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The third tool tab addresses brightness, contrast, and saturation.  You can even adjust the highlights and shadows independently. We simply increased the saturation slightly.

 

Tool Tab 4: Hue-Selective Editing

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The final tool tab allows you to finely tune specific colors on a hue-selective basis.  Simply activate a color on the hue-wheel by clicking on a color in your image.  You can then adjust its hue along the color wheel as well as independently adjust its brightness and saturation.  We used the skin tone memory color to improve the skin tones. Click Apply to finish.

Step 4-Apply Color Correction to Selected Images-Sync
Next we select the images to apply the color correction parameters and click on the Sync button and the color correction settings are applied to all of the selected images. At this point the color correction is only applied to the proxy (thumbnail) image and can be still be changed.
 
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Step 5-Check Corrected Images and Save
Next we check a few of the images to make sure the color correction settings are okay.  If not, further adjustments can be made to specific images.  After checking a few images to be sure the color correction is okay, select the thumbnails you wand to Save.  The Save button title will reflect the number of selected images and, when clicked, will apply the changes to the images and put them in the destination folder selected in the Preferences (Step 1)

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 How Long Did it Take to Color Correct 15, 3MB+ images with similar color problems?

Total Time: 2minutes, 4 Seconds!!

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