If you could leave color management to the pros, you probably would. But with the proliferation of desktop systems and devices, everyone (regardless of role) is expected to get color right these days and to do that, you need to know about a lot more than just tools and software. Lucky for you, this hands-on guide delivers, describing precisely how to apply color consistently and correctly across various hardware, software, and output devices using a Windows-based workflow. By matching color workflow to color use (for example, photography and image capture, page layout and content creation, and output to desktop or press), author and color management pro Josh Weisberg distills a complicated process into its need-to-know essentials. Whether you're an artist, illustrator, designer, photographer, or hobbyist, the series of illustrated steps, instructions, and advice contained in this full-color volume will have you mastering color management in Windows XP environments in no time.