November 02, 2006

Adobe Color Mangement Module now on Labs

The Adobe Color Mangement Module (CMM) is now available on Adobe Labs for community review and testing.  So, what is this thing?  In a nutshell, it’s the color converter part of the Adobe Color Engine (ACE), transformed into a library that can be used by non-Adobe apps.  The upshot is that you can use a single color management engine across your workflow, enabling more consistent display and output of colors.

ACE is built into Adobe products and therefore can’t be used by non-Adobe products (Quark, etc.). This project takes a chunk of ACE (the color conversion engine) and packages it for use by applications that support external color management modules (using ColorSync on the Mac OS and ICM2/WCS on Windows).  In-house color ninja Peter Constable adds, "Adobe hopes users will find the Adobe CMM a useful tool to
enable consistent, reliable, and accurate color in all parts of their color
workflows."

If the CMM sounds useful to you, please grab a copy, kick the tires, and let us know what you think.  A dedicated discussion forum should pop up on Labs in another two weeks.

Posted by John Nack at 6:51 AM on November 02, 2006
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