The working group PhotoGamut
Creating and optimizing of color management workflows including photographic
control tools takes many tests and a lot of work which can better by done
by a group than by a single person.
We prefer a working model which is based on
the so-called „open-source“-philosophy. All essential tools
like the standard profile PhotoGamutRGB.icc, test images including camera
profiles and a digital control step wedges will be available free of charge.
They are going to be tested and - if necessary - optimized by the working
Based on the public-domain-tools there might
follow commercial products and services. These could be color managemnt
services, software and trainings around digital photography or more extensive
and powerfull control tools.
Beside building up the working group - which
should basicly consist of end-users - we would like to get in touch with
manufacturers and providers of software, digital cameras and output systems.
Our goal should be the joint creation of solutions
which help making color management as easy and reliable as possible -
from input to output. Our group is open to everybody who wants to co-operate
and who shares our goals - especially the common availability.
The founding members
from left to right: Jens Rubbert, Dietmar Wüller,
Heinz-Jürgen Groß, Dietmar Fuchs, Jan-Peter Homann
works for Fuji Photo Film (Europe) GmbH and is an expert for image quality
and color management. He started studying color management systems more
than ten years ago - especially in the RGB world. His experince as a photographer
combined with his knowledge as a photo engineer lead to practically and
quality-oriented solutions. In the Photoindustrieverband he coordinated
the development of the DQ-Tool.
is owner and manager of the German company Image Engineering. He also
works on standards around digital photography as a member of DIN and ISO.
In his company, one of his topics is testing digital cameras and scanners
for journals like ColorFoto and c't.
Additionally, he gives lessons on color management in his own training
rooms. He also is a consultant in the fields of color management and digital
Heinz Jürgen Groß
As a photographer and photo engineer, he consistently focused his career
on pictuer quality. After more than twenty years as a professional imager
he is absolutely convinced that practical experience is at least valuable
as theoretical knowledge.
Ten years if professional labs as technical manager, subsequently technical
support and service for Fuji Photo Film, and finally management of the
product testing laboratory at Agfa-Gevaert AG were his stations before
starting his owns business.
Since end of 2001 he owns the company DeltaE. Image Consulting which is
specialized on color management in the RGB world. In summer 2003, he launched
„ProfileC@re“ - a concept for controlling and assuring digital
is photo engineer and works as Product Manager at the RIP company GMG
GMG develops high end proof and workflow systems for
the graphic industry. Dietmar Fuchs keeps close contact to organisations
and selected users; this helps transferring the users daily work needs
into GMG products.
is author of the standard book: "Digitales Colormanagement".
Since the very early availibility of the first programs for generating
and working with ICC profiles he is a beta-Tester for this kind of software.
He mainly works on bug-trapping, quality assurance and optimisation of
color management workflows.