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In this new edition of the very first practical guide to color management, readers will find out how to quickly get predictable color results across all devices--from cameras, monitors, and printers, to scanners and raster image processors (RIPs). Updated with new information on Photoshop, RIP technology, and calibration, this results-oriented book is a must for all serious photographers.
Chapter 1: Foundations provides a foundation in color theory that will help you better understand color, how it is produced, and how color management works.
Chapter 2: Photoshop Setup helps you configure Photoshop properly and shows you what the various dialog boxes and warning messages mean.
Chapter 3: Display guides you through the process of selecting an appropriate monitor, as well as the process of calibrating and profiling that monitor.
Chapter 4: Scanning shows you the features to look for in a film scanner and demonstrates how to produce the best scans possible, including the use of custom scanner profiles.
Chapter 5: Digital Capture details the various options available for producing the most accurate color in your digital captures.
Chapter 6: Optimization offers techniques for getting the best color in your images using Photoshop, so that you can produce exactly the colors you are trying to achieve in your images.
Chapter 7: Output demonstrates the methods available to produce prints that match your monitor, the “Holy Grail” of color management.
Chapter 8: Workflow puts all the color management pieces together, providing a summary of the basic process involved in putting color management to work for you.