I can't add much to the color discussion, but at least I can offer up just
about any of my images as RAW for any testing (just about everything I
shoot is cc-by-sa usually). If anyone finds one of mine they would like,
just let me know and I'd be happy to provide the camera raw file.
On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 1:24 PM, Elle Stone <ellest...@ninedegreesbelow.com>
> On 11/07/2014 10:25 AM, Jehan Pagès wrote:
>> >A good test suite of "copyleft" images would be a nice thing to have,
>>> >whether for testing new and existing editing algorithms, or for whatever
>>> >testing that individual GIMP users might want to do on their own
>>> >(printer-related, for example).
>> That's a good idea. What kind of images would be the most interesting?
>> Basically should that be images, taken with a good digital camera, of
>> a lot of objects of various colors?
>> It could also be images with color gradients, I guess (sunset/rise and
>> Or do you already have such copyleft images at your disposal that you
>> could provide?
>> Indeed if we could gather these for access to anyone as reference
>> (then various software could use them for their own tests), it would
>> be great.
> Nicolas Robidous's test image collection is very nice, in particular the
> baby's face and the brightly colored buildings make great test images. His
> images are already converted to sRGB, which means they can't really fully
> exercise the color gamuts of reasonably decent printers and wider gamut
> I can make available "straight from the camera interpolated raw file, no
> enhancements added" images of very saturated (outside the sRGB color gamut)
> natural objects, mostly flowers.
> I've also put together various artificial color ramps, granger rainbows,
> stepped gray scales, and such. And I have IT8 target shots from several
> cameras, which I think the photographers would release under an appropriate
> I wish that I had a nice set of pictures of people's faces, young to old,
> male and female, of diverse skin colors. Skin tones are something that
> everyone wants to get "just right", so faces make great test images. Such
> photographs ideally would be shot raw under natural daylight, more or less
> full frame, and properly white balanced, preferably with a white balancing
> object discretely placed somewhere in the image frame (styrofoam cups, PVC
> plastic, white coffee filters all work really well, often as well as
> commercially available white balancing aids).
> High quality images with good gradients would be a nice addition to a
> collection of test images. Interpolated raw files that have been output in
> a wider gamut color space would be more versatile than images that have
> already been converted to sRGB.
> Here are links to some sample collections of copyrighted test images:
> I would love to have enough copyleft images to put together a copyleft
> composite similar to the one in the above link.
> Thinking more about "what kind of images", it depends on who's testing
> what. Here are some possible reasons for wanting test images:
> * Testing scaling algorithms.
> * Testing ICC profile conversions from wider gamut color spaces to printer
> profiles and/or to display screen profiles.
> * Testing the quality of prints made by a commercial or personally owned
> So the first question is: What kind of test images, for what kinds of
> testing, do you all, as a diverse group of GIMP users and developers, wish
> you had access to?
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