Soon after the introduction of the Apple Macintosh, PCs and desktop publishing software, efforts began to help users to manage and control how colours were reproduced in print and publishing workflows. We’re talking about the mid-1990s, and it’s probably fair to say it took some ten years to get modern colour management and the use of ICC-profiles to work properly. But since about 2000, all the important tools have been in place to manage colours, both on screen (on your monitor), in the camera, on the colour printer – and on press. And yet it seems that this knowledge hasn’t been fully imparted to those who need it: designers and photographers.
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