did you ever discussed with an art director about the choice of color, while having to fix heavy code issues.
Worry no more as evvvvil would say. Just make a snapshot of your patch - send it over. Let him do the color correction in Photoshop, lightroom or wherever. Load his file - and you are done.
We use a 5 bit encoding index to track all changes beeing made in photoshop and apply them to your real time rendering.
This is a lightweigth implementation of a very common technique from the video game industry.
And this is how it works
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finally have a case to use this, very helpful !