Understanding the Color management dialog box

Color management is the process of matching colors between devices, such as scanners, digital cameras, printers, and monitors. Your application features color management controls designed to help you achieve the best possible color matches.

The Color management dialog box, with its default settings, looks like this:

The Color management dialog box

You can activate the following visual elements:

• Scanner/digital camera ii

• Separations printer icon

• Composite printer icon rgt

• 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" on page 161. 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. The arrows appear orange when on, and grayed and broken when off. You can use the arrows to correct colors between devices, and control how colors are displayed.

The following table contains descriptions of what happens when an arrow is on or off.

When a device is corrected for color, at least two profiles are used — one for each device. For example, if the printer colors are being corrected using Internal RGB, both the Internal RGB and printer profiles are used. If you use simulation to display colors on your monitor as they are printed, three profiles are used: the Internal RGB, printer, and monitor profiles.

Convention Description Examples

From the Scanner/digital The scanner/digital camera The profiles are not used. camera to Internal RGB profile and the Internal RGB

profiles are used for color correction.

From Internal RGB to the Monitor

Colors are calibrated for The profile is not used.

display using the Internal RGB and monitor color profiles.

Convention Description Examples

From Internal RGB to the Composite printer

The printer and Internal RGB profile are used for color correction.

The profile is not used.

From the Composite printer to the Monitor

The monitor simulates a composite printer output.

The monitor does not simulate a composite printer output.

From Internal RGB to the Separations printer

The separations printer and RGB profiles are used for color correction.

The profile is not used. You can override this setting in the Print dialog box.

From the Separations printer to the Monitor

The monitor simulates color separations printer output.

The monitor does not simulate color separations printer output.

From the Separations printer to the Composite printer

The composite printer simulates separations printer display.

The composite printer does not simulate separations printer display.

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.

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