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Publishers, printers, magazine artists, and graphics professionals everywhere know how important color management is in their work. The goal is color fidelity, so that when the artist and client agree on a color scheme, they can be assured that the colors they specify in the design phase are exactly what they get in the final product, whether it's for print, the Web, or film. From swatch to screen, from proof to final output, the way to make sure your results match your expectations is through color management. In Real World Color Management, authors Bruce Fraser, Fred Bunting, and Chris Murphy take the mystery out of the complex subject of color management. This industrial-strength, under-the hood reference covers color theory and color models; understanding how devices interpret and display color; building and tuning color profiles for input devices such as digital cameras and scanners, displays, and output devices such as printers; and selecting the best color management workflow.
In addition, designers and prepress professionals will learn everything they need to know to manage color within and across popular design applications, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat; QuarkXPress, CorelDraw; and Macromedia FreeHand. Previously appeared in 4/2002 catalog.