fleckintosh, this is KILLER!!!.Thank you indeed VERY much for this share
I have 2 fundamental issues that have been eating my brain for years. Maybe I could get some advise to clear my mind of my stupidity..
1) Regarding Color Profiles themselves (tech talk) I have NEVER for the life of me understood the whole thing. Aside from changing perceptually how the images are displayed on my monitor, I cant ever understand how they affect the final results or have anything to do with color accuracy. I have always used sRGB, always. Everything else gives me one color in Photoshop, then a different color in another app, then a different color on my display. In fact I dont even understand how these color profiles are stacked.. there is one embedded in the original photo, then the image editor might use another.. but later my computer/VGA card and display, all have their own profiles to shoot the image on my screen and they all affect each other. I finally never really know what I am looking at and that is why I found thru the years that the only thing that gives me the least mount of headaches is using good old "lame" sRGB:) And even , to this day, no matter I match all profiles, calibrate my display (and the one's of others) etc, etc, etc, when I look at ANY edited photo, on my Mac laptop, on my PC desktop, on my Android Tab, on an iPad, on my TV, on anyone else's device, EVERY SINGLE SAME IMAGE will look totally different! Colors, shades, highlights,m gradation.. its the endless frustration from hell. Should I g back and re-edit my image?..maybe I screwed-up.. naaahhhhhh. it will look again ok in one device and bad in another. And lets not EVEN talk about getting an image printed, because then its the same circus a million times worse over again messing with more display and printing profiles and trying to get ANY color, to even remotely look like its displayed on my screen. So I have literally given up on the color profiles thing or am yet to understand them at all.
2) Maybe even more of a stupid or basic issue, but, I really cant understand the underlying differences between (again) CaptureOne's ICC profiles and DSLR profiles, and most importantly CaptureOne's own "Styles". In one way or another, with all of these we can achieve roughly the same, which is tones and parameters variations. I just dont understand the key differences, AND I gotta say that CO's native workflow of Styles works immensely better and is radically faster than switching between ICC profiles. Is there actually a way to convert them or make equivalent settings from profiles into Styles?
Anyway, thanks a lot for these amazing updated profiles and me gaining some (badly needed knowledge) on my ignorance regarding these matters:)