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color management system (CMS)
Last modified: Monday, September 01, 1997 

A system for ensuring that colors remain the same regardless of the device or medium used to display the colors. This is extremely difficult because different devices use different technologies and models to produce colors. In addition, color is highly subjective. The same colors look different to different people.

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Article on color management
This BYTE article, from January 1995, describes color management issues and products.

Color Related Links
Good collection of links to color associations and discussion groups, research, education, personal home pages, companies, color and computer graphics standards, color information sources, and online papers and experiments.

The International Color Consortium (ICC)
Home page for the ICC, an organization focused on creating, promoting, and encouraging the standardization and evolution of open vendor-neutral, cross-platform color management system architecture and components. Their site offers white papers on color management, profile specifications, related documents, and member information.

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