Color Management for the Desktop Darkroom

Michael Wenyon

This article will focus on the digital color management needs of one specific type of user: the individual digital photographer printing on his or her own desktop printer. Such a user might be working, for example, to create digital files of reliable color to hand off to a commercial printer of magazines, books, brochures or advertising. The basic science behind color management, the technologies that make it possible and the practical considerations implicit in the creation of a desktop digital darkroom will all be explored.

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Color Management for the Desktop Darkroom

Michael Wenyon

This article will focus on the digital color management needs of one specific type of user: the individual digital photographer printing on his or her own desktop printer. Such a user might be working, for example, to create digital files of reliable color to hand off to a commercial printer of magazines, books, brochures or advertising. The basic science behind color management, the technologies that make it possible and the practical considerations implicit in the creation of a desktop digital darkroom will all be explored.

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Publish Date: 01 August 2000


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