Perceptual rendering

Discussion in 'Print Glossary' started by Color Printing Forum Admin, May 13, 2007.

  1. Color Printing Forum Admin

    Color Printing Forum Admin Administrator

    Jul 2006
    Rendering method used to preserve the visual color relationship as it is perceived by the human eye, and in which, thus, the color values themselves may change.

    The perceptual rendering intent reproduces the image taking into consideration paper, dynamic range and color characteristics of the output system, so that that the human eye perceives the image in the destination system (CMYK) true to the original.

    In color space conversions, one can choose from perceptual, absolute colorimetric and relative colorimetric. With perceptual, all colors are shifted and compressed until the colors of the source space fit into the destination color space.