4. Common Color Management Workflows and Rendering Intent Usage

  1. Phil Green MSc, PhD Reader member

Published Online: 11 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688106.ch4

Color Management: Understanding and using ICC Profiles

Color Management: Understanding and using ICC Profiles

How to Cite

Green, P. (ed) (2010) Common Color Management Workflows and Rendering Intent Usage, in Color Management: Understanding and using ICC Profiles, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470688106.ch4

Editor Information

  1. London College of Communication, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 12 FEB 2010

Book Series:

  1. Wiley-IS&T Series in Imaging Science and Technology

Book Series Editors:

  1. Michael A. Kriss

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470058251

Online ISBN: 9780470688106

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Keywords:

  • color management workflows;
  • International Color Consortium (ICC);
  • rendering intent

Summary

The International Color Consortium (ICC) architecture supports the flexible definition of color management transforms and workflows that can be used for many different purposes. Two common objectives in color reproduction are re-purposing and re-targeting. ICC profiles (both v2 and v4) perform two functions. The first, coordinate transformation, relates device color code values to colorimetric code values in the PCS. The second, color rendering or color re-rendering, changes the colorimetry of an original to be better suited for some particular reproduction medium. This chapter focuses on color rendering and re-rendering, and it is assumed that appropriately determined coordinate transforms are incorporated with the color rendering and re-rendering transforms as needed. Version 4 profiles can support a range of smart color management module (CMM) functionality, where the rendering intents are computed in the CMM at run-time, because the colorimetric intents are unambiguously defined and are required to be based on standard measurements.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

colorimetry; image colour analysis; rendering (computer graphics)