Photoshop: Color management in the Pixel Bender plugin

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The preview window of the Pixel Bender plug-in for Photoshop is currently not color-managed. As a result Pixel Bender cannot be used for subtle colour/tone correction filters. To enable this, two things need to be improved:
1) Apply the monitor profile for an accurate preview
2) Ability to apply Pixel Bender filters in a standard color space: sRGB, Adobe RGB (or PB language support for colour conversions and more exotic color spaces)
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Posted 7 years ago

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Chris Cox

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Yes, PixelBender needs several improvements to be more useful in real workflows. They are working on it.
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Well, Maybe as for "Export" only option. I thought PB would fit because of the Sliders and Parameters UI, and very very focused operation for each filter. Anyhow, an internal language to create simple filters by the users (With the capabilities of PB) for LR would be great.
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I wouldn't hold my breath for PixelBender in Lightroom. Again, it really doesn't fit.
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Chris, I must say your comment puzzles me. It seems to me that PixelBender is particularly well-suited inclusion in the Lightroom/ACR rendering pipeline. PB filters are controlled by specific parameters (i.e. GUI sliders) and are designed to rapidly transform (a sequence of) source images. Whether those images represent a video sequence or updated images in response to a user action does not really matter.

PixelBender seems to have been designed with After Effects in mind, but the same design considerations could make it a good candidate for ACR/Lightroom. If anything, it's the current modal implementation in Photoshop that seems like an odd fit for the PB language.
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And I don't understand how you could see it as a good fit. But maybe I'm too close to the technology of all these products and know too much about them.
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Not knowing the same implementation details I will have to take your word for that.

Still, I keep hoping that there will be a way for third-party developers to insert filters into the Lightroom rendering pipeline. If not PixelBender then something else.