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From Design Into Print: Preparing Graphics and Text for Professional Printing by Sandee Cohen

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Chapter 5. Computer Color Modes

Just as different software applications are best for particular projects, there are different computer color modes that are best for particular images.

As you work in image editing and page layout applications, it’s vital that you understand what the different color modes are, which one is the right one for a particular image or project, and why some color modes create file sizes that are much bigger than others. Understanding all this will help you avoid many problems later on.

The great thing about the basics of color technology is that it’s one of the few standards on the computer, so understanding the color modes in general will help you in every program you use, as well as in printing color properly.

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