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Lesson 6. Working with Color > Ensuring Consistent Color

Ensuring Consistent Color

Color management is important in environments where you must evaluate image color reliably in the context of your final output. Color correction is a different issue that involves images with tonal or color-balance problems, and is usually handled in the original graphics application, such as Photoshop.

Do you need color management?

Use the following guidelines to determine whether or not you need color management:

  • Color accuracy in your working environment isn’t required if you rely completely on prepress service providers and commercial printers for all your color work.

  • Color management is recommended for maintaining color accuracy in monitor display, the ability to soft-proof colors, and color consistency in large workgroups.

  • Color management is recommended if you reuse color graphics for print and online media, use various kinds of devices within a single medium (such as different printing presses), or print to different domestic and international presses.

If you decide to use color management, consult with your production partners—such as graphic artists and prepress service providers—to ensure that all aspects of your color management workflow integrate with theirs.

—From InDesign Help



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