what does color gamut setting do?

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adrian
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what does color gamut setting do?

Post by adrian » Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:19 pm

I have a new printer (canon MG5320) and have been experimenting with settings. I am wondering what the effect of the color gamut slider should be. The documentation appears to be silent on this matter.

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Re: what does color gamut setting do?

Post by zedonet » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:26 am

Color gamut is an expression for the range of colors that can be displayed e.g. by a printer.

The internal name in the PPD file is "ColorGamut", but the name that is displayed should be "Color Saturation".

Where did you find a setting named "color gamut" - in the application's print dialog?

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Re: what does color gamut setting do?

Post by adrian » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:27 pm

It was on the colors tab, the one that has also the intent and the setting for reference light and color space. There was a slider labeled color gamut about in the middle and it started at 100%. It could slide up to 200%. I was trying to fix a washed out appearance, and I slid this up to 200%, but I changed several things at once and so I'm not sure what effect this setting alone had. (I know, it's better not to change many things at once, but I was rushing to get a project completed.) It appears that the actual solution to the washed out problem was changing the rendering intent to "perception photo".

The HTML manual that appeared when I clicked for help did not look like the corresponding screen in Turboprint. But I see that the PDF manual you have on the site does look like the screen I see. (I think the main difference was the appearance of the color/gray tone controls.) But the display I got looked just like what you have in the PDF manual except instead of "Saturation" it said "Color gamut".

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Re: what does color gamut setting do?

Post by zedonet » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:41 pm

You are right - the actual label is different from the screenshot. We will correct this.

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