Noted photographer Stephen Johnson writes in On Digital Photography that "Color management could also be known as color confusion, marketing hyperbole, or the black hole." One of the most potentially confusing aspects of color management is color spaces. This is a vast topic but, essentially, color spaces are mathematical representations of the way that we perceive colors. Different colorspaces work better for different purposes. They also stir strong opinions--viz. Dan Margulis' Photoshop LAB Color: The Canyon Conundrum and Other Adventures in the Most Powerful Colorspace.
The good news is that the typical photographer doesn't need to worry … Read more