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Color Management : Understanding and Using ICC Profiles

Phil Green (Editor), Michael Kriss (Series Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-68811-3
314 pages
February 2010
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Color Management serves as a comprehensive guide to the implementation of the ICC (International Color Consortium) profile specification, widely used for maintaining color fidelity across multi-media imaging devices and software. The book draws together many of the White Papers produced by the ICC to promote the use of color management and disseminate good practice; the ICC specification has become widely accepted within the color industry, and these papers have been updated, expanded and edited for this collection. Other chapters comprise material that will go on to form future ICC White Papers, as well as some original content. The ICC review process ensures that the material and recommendations included are collaborative, reflecting the input of the wide community of color and imaging scientists and developers who make up its membership. Readers can be assured of the best advice for achieving optimum results.

  • Provides an overview of color management in applications and the role of ICC profiles in a color reproduction system.
  • Presents user guidelines on color measurement procedures and discusses measurement issues for media such as optically-brightened papers and inkjet prints.
  • Offers comprehensive guidance on the latest version of the specification and the application of the perceptual rendering intent with its reference gamut.
  • Examines the construction and benefits of different types of ICC profiles, and sets out compliance test considerations, implementation notes and evaluation of profile quality.
  • Includes a glossary of terms.

This book is written for color and imaging scientists developing, implementing and using color management systems within a range of imaging devices and software. Senior undergraduate and postgraduate students will also find the book of use.

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About the Editor.

Series Editor Preface.

Preface.

PART ONE: General.

1 Introduction.

2 Color Management – A Conceptual Overview.

3 The Role of ICC Profiles in a Color Reproduction System.

4 Common Color Management Workflows and Rendering Intent Usage.

5 Recent Developments in ICC Color Management.

6 Color Management Implementation Classification.

7 ICC Profiles, Color Appearance Modeling, and the Microsoft Windows Color System.

8 Glossary of Terms.

PART TWO: Version 4.

9 The Reasons for Changing to the v4 ICC Profile Format.

10 ICC Version 2 and Version 4 Display Profile Differences.

11 Using the sRGB_v4_ICC_preference.icc Profile.

12 Fundamentals of the Version 4 Perceptual Rendering Intent.

13 Perceptual Rendering Intent Use Case Issues.

PART THREE: Workflows.

14 Using ICC Profiles with Digital Camera Images.

15 RGB Color-Managed Workflow Example.

16 Issues in CMYK Workflows.

17 Orchestrating Color – Tools and Capabilities.

18 Flexible Color Management for the Graphic Arts.

PART FOUR: Measurement and Viewing Conditions.

19 Standards for Color Measurement and Viewing.

20 ICC Recommendations for Color Measurement.

21 Fluorescence in Measurement.

22 Measurement Issues and Color Stability in Inkjet Printing.

23 Viewing Conditions.

PART FIVE: Profile Construction and Evaluation.

24 Overview of ICC Profile Construction.

25 ICC Profile Internal Mechanics.

26 Use of the parametricCurveType.

27 Embedding and Referencing ICC Profiles.

28 LUT-Based Transforms in ICC Profiles.

29 Populating the Matrix Entries in lutAtoBType and lutBtoAType of Version 4 ICC Profiles.

30 Implementation Notes for SampleICC’s IccProfLib.

31 Introducing the New multiProcessingElements Tag Type.

32 Inverting ICC Profiles.

33 Evaluating Color Transforms in ICC Profiles.

34 Profile Compliance Testing with SampleICC.

Index.

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