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

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17. Automation and Scripting: The Smart Way to Be Lazy

Unfortunately, our desktop applications and our equipment—scanners, RIPs, and printers—don’t always give us the exact color-management options we need. Fortunately, automation and scripting provide us not only with solutions to these limitations, but also bring a lot of power and flexibility to workflows that we may not otherwise have considered.

The purpose of this chapter isn’t to cover every conceivable automation or scripting option, or even to serve as a primer. Instead, it’s meant to give you a taste of the kinds of things automation and scripting can do, and teach you the right questions to ask when you look for products to solve your particular needs.

Why Automate?

We use automation ...

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