When either converting or printing your photos using application managed colors, you can select the rendering intent. The rending intents you can select are described below.
- Absolute Colorimetric
- Leaves colors that fall inside the destination gamut unchanged. Out-of-gamut colors are clipped. No scaling of colors to the destination white point is performed. This intent tries to maintain color accuracy at the expense of preserving relationships between colors and is suitable for proofing to simulate the output of a particular device. This intent is particularly useful for previewing how paper color affects printed colors.
- Relative Colorimetric
- Compares the extreme highlight of the source color space to that of the destination color space and shifts all colors accordingly. Out-of-gamut colors are shifted to the closest reproducible color in the destination color space. This preserves more of the original colors in a photo than Perceptual. (See also Black point compensation.)
- Tries to preserve the visual relationship between colors so it is perceived as natural to the human eye even though the color values themselves may change. This intent is suitable for photos with lots of out-of-gamut colors.
- Tries to produce vivid colors in a photo at the expense of color accuracy. This intent is suitable for business graphics like graphs or charts where bright saturated colors are more important than the exact relationship between colors.