Guest article by Barry Nelson of Captivated Images

Many photographers ponder as to why the color seen on their monitor does not match the print that comes back from the lab. Back in the days of film it was common for photographers to have their lab do the color correcting; they simply shot and mailed their film to the lab and what came back was a proper color corrected print.

These days in the digital era, it isn’t quite as simple. A good working knowledge of color management is critical to today’s digital images to maintain color consistency. Color management ensures that what you see on your computer monitor is what will come out when the image is printed.

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