Tutorial on Color Models, Color Spaces, Color Profiles and Gamma-Correction

Maarten de Haas

New Member
Hi Everyone,

In the need to understand the sometimes complex subject of Color Models, Color Spaces and Color Profiles (and gamma-correction) better, I found it hard to find a nice to read and complete source on the matter. So after I did a deep dive into the subject I decided to share what I've learned about it by writing a tutorial blog about it with illustrations and interactives. By now I published two articles as a twopart about color management. The articles are available in both Dutch as English:

part 1: Color Models and color basics, to pave the way to Color Spaces for the next and last part of the article.
English: What are Color Models?
Dutch: Wat zijn Color Models?

part 2: Color Spaces, Color Profiles and Gamma-Correction. Pretty technical, but with some more interactives to make it a little more hands on.

English: What are Color Spaces, Color Profiles and Gamma Correction?
Dutch: Wat zijn Color Spaces, Color Profiles en Gamma-Correctie?

I think this could benefit other designers (and photographers) here too in understanding Color Spaces and Color Profiles better, making them less mysterious. When to choose which in your designs, and making Color Spaces a little less confusing to understand.

Hope you like it and if this makes others understand the subject better and as enthousiastic as I am now about it after this, I reached my goal! :)
Spread the word to make everybody understand Color Spaces a little better and make even more quality stuff!