Color Management System (CMS)
What is a Color Management System (CMS) ?
A Color Management System (CMS) is a collection of software tools used to ensure that colors remain the same regardless of the medium or device used to display them. Since colors are device dependent and different devices use different technologies to produce colors, color consistency between media is a major challenge.
A Color Management System (CMS) is used in devices such as scanners, monitors, image setters, and printers.
How does CMS work?
The focus of a Color Management System is to ensure that different applications, devices, or operating systems display colors consistently. The color you see on a device depends on the device that produces the color. Different values must be sent to the different end devices to achieve consistent color displays. To achieve this, transformations are required which are done using tables, equations or other tools.
Importance of Color Management System
Color management systems offer many benefits. They help to achieve consistent and predictable color output on different devices and send color documents to different devices without manually adjusting the original graphics or settings on the device they are sent to.