Rendering intents describe how to adjust out-of-gamut colors to fit the destination color gamut.
The color gamut of the source color space often exceeds the printer’s destination color space, so saturated colors can become clipped (inaccurately represented). This is the reason why digital photographs that appear in vivid, saturated colors when viewed in the RGB color space of a digital camera or a computer monitor look dull in comparison when they are printed out using the smaller color space of a CMYK printer.
|Rendering intent||Suitable for printing ...|
|Absolute colorimetric (paper white)||Proofs with paper white simulation|
|Saturated||Business graphics in bright, saturated colors|
|Perceptual-absolute||Photographs that need to be converted from a large source color space (RGB) to a smaller destination color space (CMYK)|
|Relative colorimetric (no paper white)||Proofs with no paper white simulation|
|Absolute colorimetric with BPC||Proofs with paper white simulation and with black point compensation|
|Relative colorimetric with BPC/
Relative colorimetric with BPC (superior)/
|Proofs or production files with no paper white
simulation but with black point compensation
Relative colorimetric with BPC ensures color consistency with the color reproduction of legacy versions of Fiery XF. Relative colorimetric with BPC (superior) produces improved results.