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Hi there, does anyone have an ICC profile file for the X100?
I didn't know there are ICC profiles for different cameras! I assumed there are only ICC profiles to match printers and paper. I'll be interested to see what you find out.
I don't know but somehow I think your X100 will output a file using the sRGB or Adobe 1998 profiles. Photoshop will have both those profiles as I expect will Lightroom. These are the standard profiles that digi cameras convert their output to. If the colour is not right on your PC monitor then that is because your system is not calibrated or doesn't have those profiles but they are both absolutely standard on any PC.
Which image editing software are you using?
Just checked. The file coming out of your X100 defaults to sRGB. Where it goes after that has nothing to do with your X100. It's dependant on your output device which you may need to calibrate but these days a printer profile for your particular paper is usually pretty good.
You might be able to get one out of Capture One. Maybe Silkypix, I don't know how it's set up.
I have no problems running my X100 files (sRGB as tlitody says) through both Apple's iPhoto or Aperture. I do now calibrate my screen using one of DataColor's "Spyder" devices. These make calibration no effort at all.
For reading and manipulating raw files I am using ufraw (http://ufraw.sourceforge.net/) which is based on dcraw. To read the X100's files I convert them to DNG with Adobe's DNG converter.
In the color management section it is possible to select a camera profile, e.g. color matrix, AdobeRGB1998 and to set the gamma correction and linearity.
Output and input profiles can also be selected. Color management is based on LittleCMS (http://www.littlecms.com/), a small footprint color management engine.
If I am using a camera profile for the NikonD90 the colors match quite closely to what I see in lightroom or silkypix, but the reds are a little bit off, they tend a bit more to orange. I think it should be possible to fix that with a specific profile for the X100, but I have not found out how to get one or how to modify an existing one.
I am using ufraw because it is pretty, pretty fast and straight forward. It works very well for black and white and should work also quite decently for color, given that one has a correct profile for the camera. I guess in a next release the X100 will be supported, as ufraw is based on dcraw (http://www.cybercom.net/%7Edcoffin/dcraw/), which already supports the X100. Did I mention that ufraw is fast?
So you are looking for a raw converter profile which is not the same thing as an ICC profile.
The converter profile is specific to your software. You'll just have to wait until they issue one. You may, if you're lucky, be able to take the one from dcraw but you would have to get it and pray it's implemeted in a way that works.
if you are using a pc you could install a unix emulator and run dcraw.
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