Real World Color Management

ISBN-10: 0321267222
ISBN-13: 9780321267221
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $64.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Publication date: 9/8/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

& bull; Packed with expert advice for building and fine-tuning ICC profiles. & lt;br/ & gt; & bull; Includes tons of detailed information on color management workflow and the craft of color conversion. & lt;br/ & gt; & bull; A thoroughly revised section covers managing color within and across the latest versions of the major design applications.

Overview: The Big Picture
Contents: What's Inside
Preface: The Color management Conundrum
Why Did We Do This?
Understanding the Big Picture
Sweating the Details
Making It Flow
Why Did We Think We Could Do This?
How the Book Is Organized
Thank You!
Contacts and Resources
Introduction to Color Management
What Is Color? Reflections on Life
Where Is Color?
Light and the Color Event
The Object and the Color Event
The Color of White
The Observer and the Color Event
What's a Logarithm, and Why Should I Care?
Measuring Color
Where the Models Fail
Lessons for Color Management
Computers and Color: Color by the Numbers
Color by the Numbers
Why CMYK?
Pixels, Dots, and Dithers
How the Numbers Work
Color Definitions and Colors
Why the Numbers Vary
Device-Specific Color Models
Device-Independent Color Models
LAB Limitations
Alphabet Soup
Mismatching-the Limits of the Possible
Color is Complex
Color Management: How It Works
The Genesis of Color Management
The WYSIWYG Myth
The Components of Color Management
The ICC-Some Historical Perspective
What Does CMM Stand For?
Why Do We Need CMMs At All?
Color Management in Action
Conversions and Data Loss
Color Management Is Simple
All About Profiles: Describing Devices
What Are Device Profiles?
Matrix-Based vs. Table-Based ICC Profiles
Profile Limitations
Using Profiles-Source and Destination
Generic Profiles
Color Space Profiles
Good Profiles
Building and Tuning Profiles
Measurement, Calibration, and Process Control: "The Map Is Not the Territory"
Keeping Track of Device Drift
The Multiple Roles of Measurement
Working Outside the System
Building Display Profiles: Your Window to Color
Display Calibration
Calibration and Profiling Tools
Muddying the Waters
Choosing Calibration Settings
Before Calibration
Precalibration-Setting the Analog Controls
Calibration and Profiling
Saving the Monitor Profile
Visual Calibration
Piece of Cake
Building Input Profiles: Starting Out Right
Input Profile Basics
Building Scanner Profiles
Building Digital Camera Profiles
Starting Out Right
Building Output Profiles: Final Destinations
Measuring Instruments
Profiling Packages
Profile Creation
Getting Good Data
Opening and Printing the Target
Profiling RGB Inkjet Printers
Comparing Colors
Profiling True RGB Printers
Profiling Three-Color Dye-Sub Printers
Profiling Composite CMYK Printers
Ink Limiting
Black Generation
Profiling Printing Presses
Don't Profile the Press?!
Profile the Press Once
Optimized or Standardized Press Behavior
Intentionally Non-Linear
Profiling Multichannel Printers
Checking the Map
Evaluating and Editing Profiles: Color Orienteering
Judging the Map
Viewing Environment
Counting Photons
Evaluating Profiles
Checking the Display
Input Profiles
Measurements to Pixels and Back
Objective Objectives
Output Profiles
ColorThink Pro
Edit, Reprofile, or Update?
Where Do We Go from Here?
Applications and Workflow
Color Management Workflow: Where the Rubber Meets the Road
What Is Color Management Workflow?
When to Convert
Conveying Color Meaning
Premature Binding
Terminology: Tagging, Assigning, Embedding, and Assuming
Workflow Within a Program
Soft-Proofing Basics
Workflow Between Programs
Workflow Into and Out of Color Management
Fear of Embedding
Understanding Workflow
Color Management in the Operating System: Who Does What to Whom, When?
ColorSync and ICM
Mac OS 9
Mac OS X Panther (10.3.x)
The Generics
QuickDraw, GDI, and Quartz
Windows
Preview
Color Management in Applications
CUPS
Color Management in Printer Drivers
Color Management in Scanner Drivers
East Is East, West Is West
The Adobe Common Color Architecture: Color Management in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator
Color Settings-Command Central for Color
Manual Assignments and Conversions
Color Managing Imported Graphics
Simulations and Soft-Proofing
Printing
Adobe Camera Raw
The Same, But Different
Color Management in Macromedia FreeHand 10 and 11: Capable But Quirky
FreeHand's Color Preferences
Manual Assignments
Exporting
Printing
Be Careful
Color Management in CoreIDRAW 10: It Manages Everything But Its Own Files
Color Management Preferences
Importing
Manual Controls
Exporting
Printing
Strengths and Weaknesses
Color Management in QuarkXPress: Incremental Improvements
Turning It Off
Turn Off QuarkXPress 3 CMS (Mac OS Only)
Built-in Color Management
Color Management Preferences
Manual Controls
Printing
Hard Proofing
Compass Pro XT
The 800-Pound Gorilla
Color Management and PDF: The Wave of the Future
The Flavors of PDF
Distiller 5
Acrobat 5
Distiller 6
Acrobat 6
InDesign CS Export PDF
Third-Party Stuff
The Wave of the Future
Automation and Scripting: The Smart Way To Be Lazy
Why Automate?
Color Servers
DeviceLink Profiles
Prepress Solutions
In-RIP Color Management
Scripting
The Automation Trade-Off
Building Color-Managed Workflows: Bringing It All Together
The Four Stages of Color Management
Determining Your Needs
Workflow Tools
LAB-The Great Normalizer
Final Analysis
One Pixel's Journey
The Devil Is in the Details
Appendices
Profile Anatomy
Workflow Templates
Glossary
Index

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