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Colorblind red/green, how does that affect PS and what are the options.

Jan 2, 2012 10:23 AM

Like so many men, I am Colorblind (not in full) for red/green.  As a photographer I manipulate pictures like all of us. My main tools are LR-3 and PS-5.

I operate in the Pro-Photo colorspace on am Imac with a Eizo graphical monitor all calibrated.


The problem arrises when I start to work on skin and other elements, as I am coloblind (partial) my manipulations tend to result in a bit to redisch pictures. A comment I receive many times.

I don't see it that way, but after a colorblindness test it was comfirmed.


So here is the question:  Is there a tool/colorprofile/colospace or whatever that could be used by me as a red/green colorblind person so that I can manipulate the pictures as I would like to.

The colorprofile/space/tool would compensate.  Once done with the job I could then simply convert it back to a normal human view.  Does this exist ?


Note that I always work with graycard and a ColorChecker from X-rite..


Any recommendation is more then welcome.

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    Jan 2, 2012 11:32 AM   in reply to flash_splash

    I don't know of any colorspaces that would do what you're asking.

    It might be possible using 2 or 3 color previews -- but it seems like it would be far easier to correct "by the numbers" in your case.


    Sorry I don't have better news.

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    Jan 2, 2012 11:52 AM   in reply to Chris Cox

    Interesting…  If I understand the issue correctly, you need the opposite of this:




    This shows a person with normal vision how an image will look to a color blind person.  I can see how the opposite may pose quite a challenge for the programmers. 




    Wo Tai Lao Le


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