Driver Matching Mode
ICC Matching Mode
Host ICM Mode
Perceptual (People, Dark Areas)
Colorimetric (No Wht-pnt Corr)
For instructions on color adjustment, refer to the following topics, as appropriate for your computer and operating
Fine-Tuning Colors of Photos and Images (Windows)
Fine-Tuning Colors of Photos and Images (Mac OS X)
Enables printing of optimal color tones using
a driver specific color profile.
Enables color matching using ICC profiles.
Select this if you want to print by specifying
the input profile, printer profile, and match-
ing method in detail.
Enables color matching by the host comput-
er using the ICM function of Windows.
Select this if you want to print from an appli-
cation that supports the ICM function.
Enables color matching by using the Color-
Sync function of Mac OS.
Select this if you want to perform soft proof-
ing using ColorSync before printing.
Color-matching optimized for images,
graphics, or text.
Color-matching optimized for printing typical
photos attractively. Smooth gradation is a
feature. This is also an easy-to-use mode
when performing color adjustment using ap-
Color-matching optimized for printing sub-
dued photos such as indoor shots of people
or dark scenes. Along with preventing the
gradation loss of dark areas, you can realize
photos of people in warm tones.
Color-matching optimized for printing image
data with accurate colors in input color
space. This is the easiest-to-use mode
when you want to adjust the color and print.
However, gradation may be lost for colors of
wider range than the color reproduction
range of the printer. Generally, this is also
called relative colorimetric.
Color-matching, which uses the same pro-
cessing method as Colorimetric process-
ing, is useful when you want to reproduce
colors down to the color of the paper. Color-
matching is often called "absolute colorimet-
Color-matching optimized for printing post-
ers, etc., vividly.
Suitable for optimized printing to match the
appearance on the monitor.
Color-matching optimized for accurately re-
producing colors on the calibrated sRGB or
Adjusting the Color in the Printer Driver
You should normally select this mode.
This allows you to use ICC profiles for digital
cameras and scanners, ICC profiles created
using the profile creation tool, etc.
Available when using Windows.
Available when using Mac OS.
To select ColorSync, choose ColorSync on
the Color Matching panel.
The available options and their display order
vary depending on your selected color-match-
ing mode, as well as the operating system.