Introduction to digital colour management - 999inks
Introduction to digital colour management  

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Digital Color Management relates to the colors produced by certain digital devices. This includes cameras, printers, scanners and even the computer monitor itself. The monitor isn’t capable of producing all colors, nor is the printer, which results in photos and documents looking different once they’re printed because of the printer cartridges. The key is to calibrate all the devices together until they’re working in perfect harmony.

General Concepts


The Key Problem

The Gamut

Converting between gamuts - the color engine

Two Technologies of Color Management

Digital color management systems (CMS)

International Color Consortium (ICC)

Technology ICC Input Profile

Scanner and Digital Camera ICC Display Profile

  • Digital Attributes : shows how to calibrate the display on these products.
  • Digital Camera : focuses on using the display on a digital camera to create a better picture.

Monitor ICC Output Profile

Printer Color Engine

PostScript Color Management (PCM) technology

How Postscript Defines Color

How PostScript renders color:

Color Rendering Dictionary

There are a number of technical terms and ideas relating to Digital Color Management. At first the process might seem a little hard to understand, but it becomes easier with a little research. The resources provided here help individuals learn about the process.


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