Digital Image Archive Management

Submitted by Mile23 on Fri, 01/13/2006 - 08:14

I've been trying to find some relatively easy software solutions to the problem of tracking photography submissions to various publishers. There are a bunch of options for freelance writers, but none I can find for photographers.

However, I did find this nifty run-down of IMS (Image Management Systems) software, at the Technical Advisory Services for Images, an academic standards group.

L*a*b Color Space

Submitted by Mile23 on Sun, 10/16/2005 - 10:04

I've recently been learning a lot about the L*a*b (or Lab) color space, for image manipulation.

To see why, here's a simple experiment you can do: Open up an image in Photoshop and convert it from RGB mode to Lab Color mode. Add a Curves effect layer (or just edit the curve) and tweak the a and b channels. Choke them down so that a 90% input equals a 100% output, and a 10% input equals a 0% output.

Now compare the original image to the tweak. You can't do this by simply turning up the saturation, either...

So here's some stuff dealing with L*a*b color. More to come on this topic, for sure.