Color fidelity is defined here as the successful interoperability of color data, from image creation to output across multiple targets, such that color reproduction quality consistent with the user's intent can be achieved. An open system is one in which the data transmitted from element N is understood by element N+1, and any proprietary aspects carried through the workflow are transparent to the non-proprietary elements. This presentation explores the issues of color fidelity, partitioning the problem domain into seven color control factors. Challenges and barriers to color fidelity will be discussed, including technical challenges, such as the evolution in color appearance models, and business challenges, such as differing customer expectations across markets.
Ann Lerene McCarthy, "Color Fidelity Across Open Distributed Systems" in Proc. IS&T CGIV 2002 First European Conf. on Colour in Graphics, Imaging, and Vision, 2002, pp 639 - 644, https://doi.org/10.2352/CGIV.2002.1.1.art00133