Although not every business needs color management, there are organizations, like automotive, fashion, and some retail, where color is critical to branding and product aesthetics. Ensuring color is accurately presented and reproduced to all viewers, from design to sale, becomes very important to perception and understanding.

Management of color involves detailed knowledge of the image sources, such as cameras and scanners, to the display media as varied as printing and projectors. This whitepaper details the critical aspects of creating consistent color output and are distilled into the 5Cs of color management, which includes:

  • Color Measurement
  • Calibration and Linearization
  • Characterization
  • Conversion
  • Conformance