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Fine Art Printing for Photographers, 3rd Edition by Juergen Gulbins, Uwe Steinmueller

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3 Color Management for Printing

With photographic prints, we usually work in color, so it is essential that the color on our monitor is correctly calibrated. It should closely match that seen by the various input devices, e.g., camera and scanner.

After balancing white and black values, adjusting color saturation, or performing other color corrections or contrast enhancements, the color we see on a monitor should accurately represent the color values of our image. Most importantly, when we finally print the image, after optimizing and enhancing, the colors in our print will closely match those we view on our monitor. This is what color management ...

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