Color Management, Digital Printing

Rendering Intents

Picking the correct Rendering Intent for soft proofing and printing isn’t difficult if you remember these two points:

1. If you care most about maintaining the color relationships in the picture, use Perceptual.

2. If you care most about maintaining the tonal relationships (dark-light), use Relative Colorimetric.

Important Note: if you are using custom printer profiles, you should use separate profiles for Perceptual and Relative Colorimetric rendering intents.

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