Blog explaining Rendering Intent, Perceptual & Relative Col.

Kick back on the couch and discuss all things not directly related to QuarkXPress.
Post Reply
Matthias Guenther (Quark)
Posts: 2490
Joined: 04 Jun 2004, 15:06

Blog explaining Rendering Intent, Perceptual & Relative Col.

Post by Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 09 Mar 2015, 08:14

Hi all,

here's a nice blog post explaining about Rendering Intents, specifically Perceptual and Relative Colormetric.

I like the animations: ... ng-intent/

Feel there should be more chatting, more tips, more user interaction?
Join us on Facebook, a forum-like group with over 2,000 QuarkXPress fans interacting:


User avatar
Posts: 92
Joined: 18 Sep 2012, 08:39
Location: The Grand Line

Re: Blog explaining Rendering Intent, Perceptual & Relative

Post by UtahLlama » 12 Mar 2015, 16:23

I like the animations but, and I might be wrong, the descriptions and animations seem to refer to Absolute Colorimetric and Relative Colorimetric rather than Relative Colorimetric and Perceptual :oops:

My understanding of Perceptual would be that you imagine a larger circle enclosing the out of gamut colours then shrink the whole circle and contents to the smaller size, so in effect every colour is shifted.

Also the article dismisses Absolute Colorimetric as something used only by medics :roll: when its commonly used by PrePress to convert cmyk to a larger multi-ink space on an ink jet proofer.

Post Reply

Return to “Sofa Threads”