This intent (sometimes referred to
as photographic) tries to preserve
the overall color appearance by
changing the colors of the source
image to t into the destination space.
It sacri ces accuracy to produce
a more visually pleasing image.
This intent is very useful when the
source has a wide gamut and the
destination has a small gamut.
This intent tries to produce the most
vibrant color by pushing the color of
the source image out as far into the
destination space as possible. It is not
used much by photographers but is
often used for business graphics to
achieve bold color in presentations.
This intent is used when color
accuracy is the most important
concern and is the default rendering
intent in the more recent versions of
Photoshop. It works very well when
the source and destination pro les
have similar gamuts. If the gamuts
of two devices are too di erent from
one another, the more saturated
color may be clipped or minimized.
This intent is usually used for proo ng
when trying to simulate one device
on another. It is similar to relative
colorimetric, except all the color
adjustments are based on the white
point. Unlike relative colorimetric,
absolute colorimetric shows the white
of the source pro le. In some cases,
this intent can create an undesirable
color cast if used as a default.
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