12.3 Color Management

Color perception is one of the most complicated aspects of image processing. We see images in the real world, capture them with a camera or maybe scan them, and then we look at them on a screen and perhaps print them. All these stages change the image, rendering the visible colors and the values differently. The purpose of color management is to control these changes so what others see on the screen or in print is the image as we intended them to see it.

Value mode

Figure 12-35. Value mode

Color-Managed Workflow

The gamuts of devices (i.e., the sets of colors those devices are able to represent) are inevitably smaller than the gamut of normal ...

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