Tag: Photoshop Lightroom Color correction
More and more digital cameras now include modes and features that produce all types of effects that in the past could have been done only on the computer. Among these is the ability to shoot in different types of filters including black and white and sepia tone.
So, the question of the day is: “Should I shoot in black and white or convert later on the computer?”
The general consensus among most digital photo experts seems to be: “Shoot in full color and convert on the computer”.
The main reason for this is that when you shoot in these modes, you are making all of your creative decisions when you take the shot. In most cases this means you are limiting your options down the road when compared to starting with a full colored shot.
That said, many software programs have a standard black and white conversion feature which works well enough in certain cases. But a lot of times, we’re trying to acheive a certain look or create a more dramatic expression. In these instances, it’s better to use a specialized application that offers additional creative tools. One of the best programs for this is PictoColor Software’s iCorrect EditLab Pro, a robust color correction and enhancement plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Corel PaintShop Pro.
In addition to simply reducing the Saturation globally to -100 to convert to black and white, iCorrect EditLab Pro offers specialized tools that make it easy to create more dramatic effects. After doing a basic black and white conversion to see whether a particular photo is a good candidate for conversion, you will want to switch to the fourth adjustment tab of the control panel identified by the hue wheel. This is where the HueSelect Control Point Technology is utilized. Read the complete Tutorial
The complete tutorial is available at PictoColor’s website at http://www.pictocolor.com/Black_and_White_Conversion_and_Sepia_Tone_Conversion_Tutorial_Saxaphone.htm
Information on PictoColor’s iCorrect Color Correction Plug-ins can be found at
We just published a new overview tutorial on YouTube describing the iCorrect EditLab Pro color correction process. This tutorial shows how easy it is to professionally color correct photos in Photoshop with the EditLab Plug-in or in Lightroom with the standalone app, iCorrect EditLab ProApp.
You can save 20% if you purchase iCorrect EditLab Pro or ProApp during our Dog Days of Summer Sale. http://www.pictocolor.com/email/summer_sale_2012.htm
by Wayne R on May.21, 2012, under Adobe Lightroom, Color Correction, iCorrect EditLab Pro, iCorrect EditLab ProApp, iCorrect Portrait, Lightroom Color Correction, Photoshop Color Correction, Photoshop plug-ins, Special Offers
PictoColor’s annual Memorial Day Sale starts today and run through May 31st, 2012. You can save 15% on the purchase of iCorrect Portrait 2.0 and iCorrect EditLab Pro 6.0 Photoshop color correction plug-ins and iCorrect EditLab ProApp 6.0 stand alone application that is Lightroom compatible. Additional savings on special value bundles, iCorrect EditLab Pro PowerSuite, and iCorrect Portrait/EditLab Pro, are also included in the sale. For details go to http://www.pictocolor.com/email/Memorial_Day_Sale_2012.htm.
The April 2012 Edition of PictoScript Newsletter is now available. This issue features iCorrect EditLab Pro, the gold standard of Photoshop Color Correction Plug-ins. iCorrect Editlab Pro was first introduced in February 2002, so this is the 10th anniversary of this popular plug-in.
Here is the link to the newsletter. http://www.pictocolor.com/PictoScript_Newsletter/April2012_01.html
Also, the newsletter includes a Coupon Code (EDIT15) for a 15% discount off the new lower price ($99.95) for iCorrect Editlab Pro 6.0 Plug-in.
We received this question from a prospect in Malaysia today so I thought I would share my answer. I recommended iCorrect EditLab technology, either iCorrect EditLab Pro Photoshop Plug-in or iCorrect EditLab ProApp Stand Alone Application that is also compatible with Lightroom. If he used both Photoshop and Lightroom I recommended iCorrect EditLab Pro PowerSuite which includes both at a special bundle price.
The reasons behind this recommendation are color accuracy and speed. Wedding photographers need both accurate color and they need the color correction process to be fast and easy. When you take thousands of shots at a wedding you don’t want to spend hours and hours sitting at the computer color correcting photos. iCorrect EditLab Pro has been a favorite of wedding photographers for many years because of the ease of making the color right and the productivity features in both the plug-in and stand alone. Historically, Photoshop was the primary program used to process photos and, hence, the plug-in version was the preferred option. Now, however, with so many photographers shooting in RAW and using Lightroom to organize and edit the photos the stand alone version is the preferred choice. The ProcessQ function in EditLab ProApp really speeds up the process.
I also directed the prospect to PictoColor’s Learning Center where there are videos and tutorial showing how to use the EditLab color correction technology in both Photoshop and Lightroom and, specifically, how EditLab can streamline your RAW color workflow.
So, if you are a wedding photgrapher with thousands of photos to correct you should take a look at how iCorrect EditLab Pro Technology can Streamline your Color Workflow in both Photoshop and Lightroom.
by Wayne R on Oct.19, 2011, under Adobe Lightroom, Color Correction, CorrectPhoto Editor, iCorrect EditLab Pro, iCorrect EditLab ProApp, iCorrect OneClick, iCorrect Portrait, Lightroom Color Correction, Photoshop Color Correction
Which iCorrect® Color Correction Tools Are Best For You? (Updated Selection Help)
PictoColor’s iCorrect®family of color correction software are considered by many photographers to be the Best Shortcuts to Perfect Color. The question most often asked is “Which one should I buy?” We have updated the product summary page on our website to help you decide which of our Photoshop plug-ins and/or stand alone applications are best for you. You will find a summary of each of the iCorrect products and links to more detailed information and tutorials. And, you can download free demo software of each product.
For photographers, from amateurs to professionals, the most difficult, time consuming, and frustrating challenges of digital photography is Making the Color Right. iCorrect OneClick, iCorrect Portrait, and iCorrect EditLab Pro are Plug-ins forPhotoshop and Elements (Win and Mac). Each is designed for a specific purpose and many of our customers use more than one on a regular basis. Each of our products are built from very complex and sophisticated color management profile technology configured in a way that let us humans achieve great color for our digital photos without going through the “chase your tail” color correction tools of Photoshop or any other photo editor. A feature comparison chart listing the features of each of the iCorrect plug-ins is also available. <Comparison Chart>
Stand Alone Applications
iCorrect EditLab ProApp with ProcessQ is a standalone application (Win and Mac) designed for high speed batch color correction and Streamlines Lightroom Color Workflow. CorrectPhoto Editor is a Windows photo editor employing OneClick color technology.
Demo Software and Tutorials
Fully functional demo software is available for all PictoColor Software. Click here to register to download demo software. Step by step by step and video tutorials are available in our Learning Center.
September Feature: iCorrect EditLab Pro PowerSuite
Streamline Photoshop and Lightroom Color Workflow
iCorrect EditLab Pro PowerSuite
The September issue of PictoScript Newsletter features iCorrect EditLab Pro PowerSuite which includes both iCorrect EditLab Pro Photoshop plug-in and iCorrect EditLab ProApp Stand Alone application to streamline Photoshop and Lightroom Camera RAW color workflows.
New iCorrect EditLab Tutorials
The Newsletter highlighted new video iCorrect EditLab tutorials that describe how EditLab Pro and ProApp can streamline your color correction workflow in both Photoshop and Lightroom. All tutorials can be found in the Learning Center on our website.
The September Special Savings Offer includes savings of $75 on iCorrect EditLab Pro PowerSuite or $25 on the purchase of either iCorrect EditLab Pro or iCorrect EditLab ProApp. This offer is valid until the September 30th (this Friday) and is applicable to new orders only. Click here for details.
The second edition of PictoScript Newsletter for August is now available and we continue our focus on how iCorrect EditLab Pro technology helps to streamline Adobe Camera RAW color workflow. In the first edition we highlighted iCorrect EditLab ProApp working with Adobe Lightroom. The second edition describes how iCorrect EditLab Pro Plug-in streamlines your Photoshop RAW workflow. Two new tutorials, a video and a slide show, will show you how to use iCorrect EditLab Pro Plug-in with Camera RAW.
AUGUST FEATURED PRODUCT DISCOUNTS
During August you can save $25 on the purchase of either iCorrect EdtiLab Pro Photoshop plug-in or iCorrect EditLab ProApp stand alone application by using the following coupon codes. Offer expires on 8/31/11.
iCorrect EditLab Pro Plug-in Code: EDITLAB25
iCorrect EditLab ProApp Code: APP25
iCorrect EditLab Pro RAW Workflow Tutorial
Undoubtedly, there are many advantages of shooting in RAW, unfortunately, the color editing tools within most RAW converters and Photoshop are somewhat less than intuitive, straightforward, or easy-to-use. The new iCorrect Editlab Pro video tutorial will show you how to get the most out of your images with RAW capture while streamlining your workflow with either iCorrect EditLab Pro Photoshop Plug-in or iCorrect EditLab ProApp with Adobe Lightroom.
In the August issue of PictoScript we continue our celebration of the ten year anniversary of PictoColor’s iCorrect software highlighting our standalone version of iCorrect EditLab, iCorrect EditLab ProApp. While iCorrect EditLab Pro plug-in simplified and sped up the process of color correcting images, the “file handling overhead” of Photoshop still made color correcting large volumes of photos (such as wedding photos) a time consuming chore. So, in 2003 we introduced iCorrect EditLab Stand Alone Application for high speed color correcting of JPEG and TIFF files.
ProcessQ Batch Processing
In 2007, we redesigned the ProcessQ batch processing function and added new workflow features resulting in the fastest color correction application available. Wedding photographers claim they can color correct 500+ photos per hour with iCorrect EditLab ProApp.
Streamline Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Workflow with iCorrect EditLab Pro PowerSuite.
In 2010 we introduced iCorrect EditLab Pro PowerSuite, which includes both the EditLab Pro plug-in and the ProApp standalone versions so users can utilize the full power, ease and functionality of iCorrect EditLab ProApp with seamless integration into their RAW color workflow in both Photoshop and Lightroom.
iCorrect EditLab Pro PowerSuite: iCorrect EditLab Pro Plugin & ProApp
The newsletter also has a special offer on the purchase of iCorrect EditLab Pro PowerSuite. You can save $75. Click Here to see the special offer.
Special Offer on Purchase of iCorrect EditLab ProApp Standalone Application
Save $25 when purchasing iCorrect EditLab ProApp before the end of August. Use Coupon Code: APP25. Go to www.pictocolor.com/editlabproapp.htm to order.
New Video Tutorials and Sharpening and Noise Removal Features
The newsletter also includes links to two new video tutorials on iCorrect EditLab and information on EditLab’s Noise Removal and Sharpening technologyl. Go to http://www.pictocolor.com/PictoScript_Newsletter/August2011_1.htm to read the newsletter.