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Chapter 2. The Critically Important Colo... > Understanding Photoshop's Color Mana...

Understanding Photoshop's Color Management System (CMS)

Up 'til now, establishing a color-managed workflow was something attempted only by large organizations with big, fat budgets for equipment and dedicated color management technicians. And it didn't always work, even for them. Photoshop 5 introduced a color management process for the individual desktop, and Photoshop 5.5 improved upon that beginning. But those efforts fell short of being impressive; and most users, including us, continued to run, screaming, for the exits. Even talking about color management was too horrible to contemplate.

Well, times have changed. Adobe's new color management system (also referred to as CMS) is probably the single most important feature in Photoshop CS, in Illustrator 10, and in every other new Adobe product coming down the pipeline. Adobe deserves a lot of credit, but so do Apple and Microsoft and a whole bunch of other companies that make up the International Color Consortium (ICC). All these companies have made a serious commitment toward making color management work. It is now possible for mere mortals to understand and use color management. This is great news!


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