Old 06-13-2008, 11:33 AM   #1
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Here is a question I asked in one of my other threads but it appears farther down in the discussion so I thought I would ask it again in a new thread. How may of the photographers here have been diagnosed as being color blind and how do you deal with it when making corrections to your photos? I have always known, obviously, that I am color blind but when I'm trying to correct my photos I alway question the color accuracy.
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:00 PM   #2
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I don't have that problem, but you could always shoot in B&W.
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An auto color correction should do the trick.

You can also select a gray patch - not sure if anyone color blind can tell what is gray or not ;-/
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You might find this article interesting

http://www.nicholsonprints.com/Articles/colorblind.htm
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An auto color correction should do the trick.
Not always. Freeware programs like what I use have horrid auto adjusters... they almost always blow out the sky and leave the train looking like $h!+...
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I have red & green color blindness, but I can differentiate the two. I asked my eye doctor about this and he said that red and green do not look the same to me as they do to a person with normal color vision even though I can distinguish
all the colors. I have to jump through a lot of hoops with the medical department at my work every time I take a physical. I am required to prove I can see the various signal under different lighting conditions etc. The term for the condition I have is a Color Deficiency even though most people call it color blindness. It is mostly men who inherit color blindness, affecting about 1 in 20 men for every 1 in 200 women. I don't think it affects my photography, but I always wonder what things look like to the "normal eye."
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I don't think it affects my photography, but I always wonder what things look like to the "normal eye."
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Willie,

That is the same problem I have, red, brown and green. I'm always questioning whether the colors look good or not.
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I don't trust 'Auto' anything 100%, so I've taken to this method to fix color issues:

http://www.creativepro.com/article/a...otoshop-levels
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I don't trust 'Auto' anything 100%, so I've taken to this method to fix color issues:

http://www.creativepro.com/article/a...otoshop-levels

Good stuff! I'm not sure if Elements has this option or not, but I'll take a look next time I'm in there.
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An auto color correction should do the trick.

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I don't trust 'Auto' anything 100%,...
I agree. Even Photoshop does some pretty screwy things to the color when you select "auto color."
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I have red & green color blindness, but I can differentiate the two. I asked my eye doctor about this and he said that red and green do not look the same to me as they do to a person with normal color vision even though I can distinguish
all the colors.
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The term for the condition I have is a Color Deficiency even though most people call it color blindness. It is mostly men who inherit color blindness, affecting about 1 in 20 men for every 1 in 200 women. I don't think it affects my photography, but I always wonder what things look like to the "normal eye."

Yup - I suffer from Colour Deficiency as well.

I have absolutely no problem with photography and distinguishing colours in general, but give me any number of those tests where you have to spot shapes or numbers/letters hidden in the coloured dots and I'll fail every one
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Thank you.
Who says we that see all the colors see it the same? I tend to make my shots a bit yellow side, may see to much blue?
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Hmm........ I think we might need a color blind screener!
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