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Real World Color Management, Second Edition by Fred Bunting, Chris Murphy, Bruce Fraser

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13. Color Management in Macromedia FreeHand 10 and 11: Capable but Quirky

Macromedia must have a whole bunch of customers with an interesting variety of legacy needs, because Macromedia FreeHand doesn’t have just one color management system. Exactly how many it has depends on your point of view, but we’ll concentrate on the ones that use ICC profiles, with a brief overview of the others—if only so that you can wonder, as we do, why they’re even there.

FreeHand has many strengths, but we can’t count color management as being among them. With most OSs, FreeHand works (or fails to work) as described in this chapter. But at the time of publication, FreeHand 10.0 and 11.02 both exhibit bizarre behavior that defies detailed explanation when running ...

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