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#1 Posted : Saturday, December 6, 2008 1:32:47 AM(UTC)

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As discussed in this forum earlier, many digital cameras actually do not embed the color profile with their files. Specially for shots taken in Adobe RGB which never have been opened in Photoshop, it might be hard to detect the real color space. The EXIF "color space information" returns an "uncalibrated" but does not tell the whole truth...

The clue is to check the white point chromacity as well as the chromacity of the Primaries and the color space transformation coefficients. These parameters can truly identify the usage of Adobe RGB.

Here my little solution for a nasty problem - have fun ...


Dim sRGB as boolean
Dim AdobeRGB as boolean

If _bmSrc.ColorProfile Is Nothing Then

  Dim jpegReader As New Aurigma.GraphicsMill.Codecs.JpegReader(pixOrder.Quelle)
  Dim exif As Aurigma.GraphicsMill.Codecs.ExifDictionary = jpegReader.Exif
  Dim frame As Aurigma.GraphicsMill.Codecs.Frame = CType(jpegReader.LoadFrame(0), Aurigma.GraphicsMill.Codecs.Frame)



  AdobeRGB = True
  sRGB = False

  For Each key As Long In exif.Keys
    If LCase$(exif.GetKeyDescription(key)) = "color space information" Then
      If exif.GetItemString(key) <> "uncalibrated" Then
        AdobeRGB = False
        If exif.GetItemString(key) <> "sRGB" Then
          sRGB = True
        End If
      End If
    End If

     If LCase$(exif.GetKeyDescription(key)) = "white point chromaticity" Then
        If exif.GetItemString(key) <> "313/1000 329/1000" Then
          AdobeRGB = False
        End If
      End If

      If LCase$(exif.GetKeyDescription(key)) = "chromaticities of primaries" Then
        If exif.GetItemString(key) <> "64/100 33/100 21/100 71/100 15/100 6/100" Then
          AdobeRGB = False
        End If
      End If
    Next  key

    If sRGB = True Then
      _bmSrc.ColorProfile = Aurigma.GraphicsMill.ColorProfile.FromSrgb()
    End If

    If AdobeRGB = True Then
      _bmSrc.ColorProfile = New Aurigma.GraphicsMill.ColorProfile(Application.StartupPath + "\AdobeRGB1998.icc")
    End If
  End If 

Best regards from German color space

Henricus Magnus :-)

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Todd Kneib on 2/12/2015(UTC)
#2 Posted : Sunday, December 7, 2008 5:40:53 PM(UTC)

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Hello Henricus,

Thanks for your valuable post. I am moving it into FAQ section.

Edited by user Sunday, December 7, 2008 5:41:45 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Sincerely yours,

Dmitry Sevostyanov

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