Color management is the process of matching colors between devices, such as scanners, digital cameras, printers, and monitors. You can use the color management controls in the application to achieve the best possible color matches.
The following image shows the default appearance of the Color management dialog box.
You can activate the following visual elements:
Scanner/digital camera icon
Separations printer icon
Composite printer icon
Internal RGB icon
You can click the Monitor icon, the Import/export icon, the Internal RGB icon, and the Arrows to choose color management options and advanced settings.
You can click the caption text under the icons to choose color profiles for each device. You can also get other color profiles from the application CD or online. For more information, see “Working with color profiles.” To help you choose the appropriate profile, check the manufacturer’s documentation for a device.
In addition, you can click the arrows between device icons to turn the color profiles on or off. When an arrow is enabled, it appears orange, which indicates that the profile is turned on. When an arrow is disabled, it appears grayed and broken, which indicates that the profile is turned off. You can use the arrows to correct colors between devices and to control how colors are displayed.
The following table contains descriptions of what happens when an arrow is enabled or disabled.
From Scanner/digital camera to Internal RGB
The scanner/digital camera profile and the internal RGB profiles are used for color correction.
The profiles are not used.
From Internal RGB to Monitor
Colors are calibrated for display according to the internal RGB and monitor color profiles.
The profile is not used.
From Internal RGB to Composite printer
The printer and internal RGB profiles are used for color correction.
The profile is not used.
From Composite printer to Monitor
The monitor simulates the output from a composite printer.
The monitor does not simulate the output from a composite printer.
From Internal RGB to Separations printer
The separations printer and RGB profiles are used for color correction.
The separations printer and RGB profiles are not used. (You can override this setting in the Print dialog box.)
From Separations printer to Monitor
The monitor simulates output from color separations printer.
The monitor does not simulate output from color separations printer.
From Separations printer to Composite printer
The composite printer displays a simulation of color separations
The composite printer does not display a simulation of color separations
From Internal RGB to Import/Export
Internal RGB profiles are embedded.
ICC profiles are not embedded.
From Import/Export to Internal RGB
Embedded ICC profiles are used.
ICC profiles are ignored.
Understanding the Color Management dialog box
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