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Displaying colors for different types of output
You can correct colors so that they are displayed as accurately as possible on-screen. If you correct only the display colors, the colors are shown according to the internal RGB and monitor color profiles.
You can display colors on your monitor so that they match the output of a composite or color separations printer. This process is known as “soft-proofing.” When you soft-proof a project, on-screen colors simulate the printed output according to the internal RGB, monitor, and printer color profiles. Simulating printer output may cause on-screen colors to appear dull. Note that the accuracy of the simulation depends on factors such as the quality of your monitor, the color profiles of the monitor and the output device, and the ambient lighting in your work area.
To correct colors for display and simulate printer output
Arrows appear orange when they are turned on, and grayed and broken when they are turned off. For more information about using the arrows for color correction, see “Understanding the Color Management dialog box.”