Learn how a digital image changes when it goes from camera to display device to printer. Understanding how this "color management" process works can help you achieve a more pleasing image.


From Camera to Display to Print

In Practice

Athough we usually cannot achieve a perfect match between what is printed and we saw in person or on-screen, often times we can produce a good approximation. Achieving a good print or on-screen image is therefore all about making the right trade-offs.

Even though modern digital imaging software is usually able to automate the process of color management, certain aspects will always remain subjective. Having a deeper understanding of this process — and what choices to make — helps photographers make the most of their digital images.

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