About colour management & photographic workflow
- In photography, the main goal of colour management is to control the accurate capture of original colours and ensure consistent reproduction of specific colours or entire gamuts throughout the creative process.
- When producing a photo, colour management is used to ensure consistent output across various devices, including digital cameras, scanners, monitors, TV screens, computer printers, and offset printing presses.
- Colour management compensates for the differences in technologies, devices, and media all of which may have distinct capacities for reproducing gamuts and intensities of colour, potentially leading to unintended shifts in appearance.
- At the consumer level, all operating systems include built-in colour management by default.
- Most hardware and software related to visual design and image reproduction offer colour management options that can be set by default or require configuration based on specific purposes.
- The International Colour Consortium’s (ICC) colour management system serves as a comprehensive industrial standard for cross-platform colour management.
The principal components of a colour management system include: