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Printing with Adobe Photoshop CS4 by Tim Daly

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CHAPTER 2

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Practical Color Management

Color Space Essentials

The control of accurate color is at the top of every photographer’s wish list, but how this is achieved can seem very complex for a novice user.

Display RGB and Printing CMYK

The fundamental issue at the center of reprographic technology is the incompatibility of two very different systems in common use. Colored light transmitted by a desktop monitor is different to colored light reflected from printing inks on paper. Both systems use unique technology for reproducing color in a fixed, characteristic range called a gamut. The range of reproducible colors available for a printed-out ...

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