Loupe provides advanced photographic digital file adjustments, selective masking, portrait and product retouching, as well as prepress / CMYK conversions. We are Adobe Photoshop and Creative Cloud experts and our digital tools are tightly calibrated for precision, efficient workflows, and uniquely creative results. Our knowledge base of analog and digital photography, color theory, lighting, and contemporary art can benefit multiple markets and industries. We offer image editing and retouching at an hourly rate and consulting is available via phone, video call, screen-share, or in-person and on-site.
To get started, contact us via email or phone to discuss your imaging needs, project details, pricing, and timelines.
| global and selective Photoshop adjustments to correct color, tone, skin imperfections, dust, and image sharpness
| digital adjustments to repair and reflect the original object or photograph; includes dust and scratch removal, tears, and color fading
PRE PRESS + PUBLISHING
| CMYK image conversions, book layout and design, and press production oversight
| calibrated photo capture and measured color reference workflows allow us to reproduce original artwork extremely accurately and with great detail
| flat art or 3D objects can be captured by digital camera with even or shaped lighting. We provide full resolution master and files for web and print.
COLOR & LIGHT DATA
| reflective or emissive spot measurements are recorded from original objects and delivered as PDF report or CGATs file. Colorimetry and lighting data can include RGB, CIELAB, CIECAM02, CIEXYZ, Spectrum, CCT, Lux, CRI, and TM-30-18
| digitization, photography, software, troubleshooting, and best practices training, on-site or remote
WALK-IN MONITOR CALIBRATION
| Color calibration for laptops; we install free software, select new brightness and white point, and use a spectrophotometer to measure color and create a new monitor ICC profile ; a 30 minute session
IMAGE FILE WORKFLOW
Displaying and printing accurate colors in a color-managed workflow depends on using ICC profiles. It is best to embed ICC profiles in image files as they are transferred from the camera to the computer, the web, or the printer. Working space profiles are the ICC profiles for viewing and editing images in. A familiar choice might be AdobeRGB1998 – we suggest a newer color profile:
. The eciRGBv2 color space is larger and closer aligned to the color gamut of our printers, ensuring the values held in your file print more precisly. For photographers capturing extremely colorful scenes or artists wanting an archiving color space with the largest container,
is a good choice because it has the same gamut as the more common ProPhotoRGB, but encorporates a L* gamma that produces a more neutral color rendering of grays in print. For web use, we recommend using Display P3 instead of the older sRGB profile.
is the native color space of most Apple products, has a wide gamut, and is supported by most browsers.
When working with RAW digital images, image editing software (Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom, Capture One) can control how color and sharpening is processed by default, consider creating presets and defining these options. Working in 16bit and using a wide gamut ICC profile as a working space is recommended.
We are working on releasing more information and tutorial PDFs to assist in adopting new workflows.
• download eciRGB_v2 and ProStarRGB working space icc profiles
When working on your computer, brightness and color temperature and of both monitor and environment can greatly effect how you are viewing and editing your images. We suggest darker spaces, soft indirect ambient lighting, and a color calibrated monitor with a D50 (5000k) whitepoint as some of the first steps for improving your imaging workflow.
Please contact us to learn more about best practices for image editing and printing.