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Leopard Technical Q&As: Graphics & Imaging
ColorSync is an industry-standard color management system that includes services for color matching, color conversion, and gamut checking. Developers of applications or device drivers can use ColorSync to provide fast, accurate, and consistent color calibration, proofing, and reproduction. ColorSync is built into Quartz 2D, and applications using Quartz 2D get the benefit of automatic color management.

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Apple RGB and Generic RGB profiles explained (HTML)
QA1430: Discusses use of the Apple RGB and Generic RGB profiles for untagged data on Mac OS X
ColorSync Color Matching on Intel-based Macs (HTML)
QA1464: Describes special considerations for byte ordering when performing ColorSync color matching on Intel-based Macs
Creating color spaces that ensure color matching. (HTML)
QA1396: How to create color spaces that ensure color matching.
Embedding ICC Profiles (HTML) (日本語 HTML)
CS06: Gives downloads for documents describing embedding ICC profiles in EPS, PICT, and TIFF files.
Getting the name of a profile (HTML) (日本語 HTML)
QA1205: Shows how to programmatically get the name of a ColorSync profile.
ICC Profile copyright field (HTML) (日本語 HTML)
QA1136: Discusses how applications should honor the copyright field in the header of an ICC profile.
Is ColorSync thread safe? (HTML) (日本語 HTML)
QA1261: Discusses ColorSync thread-safety issues.
Missing ColorSync Profiles (HTML) (日本語 HTML)
CS13: Describes ColorSync profiles, focusing on the desc tag of the profile and the results of incorrect tags.
Setting the ColorSync profile for a NSBitmapImageRep object (HTML)
QA1369: Setting the ColorSync profile for a NSBitmapImageRep object
Special Profile Sizes in ColorSync Manager (HTML)
CS03: Answers several questions on special profile sizes in ColorSync Manager and other efficiency issues.
Successful Call to NCWNewColorWorld (HTML) (日本語 HTML)
CS08: Explains the return value of NCWNewColorWorld and the CMWorldRef parameter as a valid return value when successful.
Using cmPathBased profile locations on Mac OS X (HTML) (日本語 HTML)
QA1203: Shows how to correctly specify cmPath-based profile locations on Mac OS X
Using Embedded EPS Profiles (HTML) (日本語 HTML)
CS09: Gives source on embedding ColorSync profiles in EPS as well as PICT and TIFF formats.
Why isn't my ColorSync CMM recognized on Mac OS X 10.5? (HTML)
QA1557: Discusses how to upgrade your ColorSync CMM to run on Mac OS X 10.5