The simplest procedure for installing a CMS involves simple step-by-step guidance such as that provided by Corel’s CMS ‘Wizard’. Prompted by a series of Wizard screens, the user has only to respond to step-by-step guidance:
Choose one from three alternative colour mapping methods. (i) Photographic mapping which maintains the relationship between colours and is recommended for printing photographs and illustrations with continuous tone, (ii) Saturation mapping which expands or contracts the source gamut to fit the destination gamut and is recommended for printing business graphics, (iii) Automatch, which automatically detects the type of image to be printed and selects Photographic or Saturation mapping accordingly.
Choose a scanner profile from a dropdown list to match the scanner in use. The scanner profile is needed so that the CMS can measure the variance between the scanner’s output and a set of fixed reference values. This is essentially software calibration of the device to a standard. Choose the appropriate monitor manufacturer and model number from the lists displayed in order to select the correspond i ng monitor profile.
Finally, choose the appropriate output printing device from a list displayed to set up the correct printing profile. After this final choice is made, the CMS proceeds to set up a system profile based on the choices made. In circumstances where more than one scanner or more than one output device is being used, different system profiles can be created for each combination.
The appropriate profile is then selected at the start of each new project. After creating a publication using a CMS, original photographs, proofs and the final printed publication can be used as references to assess how well the process has worked and to indicate the need for any further fine tuning.
(At each stage of the process described above, the CMS provides interactive means of making adjustments to the individual device profiles.)