TawbaWare releases ColorFix!|
(Thursday, November 29, 2001 - 10:01 EST)
New program takes the work out of color-space conversion...
An email from Max Lyons of TawbaWare tells us that he's just released a new program aimed at simplifying color space conversion:
"ColorFix converts the colors in JPEG and TIFF images from one 'color space' to another. Although ColorFix can be configured to convert between any two color spaces, its default setting is designed to convert the typically flat colors produced by the Minolta DiMage 5 and 7 digital cameras to something more appropriate (sRGB color space) for viewing on a computer monitor. For more information on ColorFix, including a nice tutorial and before / after samples, visit the ColorFix website. We've not had a chance to give the program a spin yet, but we use Tawba's Thumber thumbnailing program on a daily basis at the Imaging Resource...
(Unlike most popular digital cameras, the Minolta cameras use a unique color-space that can cause the colors in the images to appear slightly dull and under-saturated. Software that the comes with the Minolta cameras converts the images to a 'monitor-friendly' color space, but also appears to apply additional image adjustments that cannot be controlled by the user...contrast changes and other adjustments happen automatically. Unless explicitly specified, ColorFix only changes the color space resulting in uniform, predictable color correction from one color space to another.)
ColorFix is distributed as shareware (cost: $17). A trial version of ColorFix (limited to processing images no larger than 1280x960 pixels) is available for download."