Print images and PDF documents in ColorSync Utility on Mac
When printing an image or a PDF document with ColorSync Utility, you can choose advanced options for managing the document’s colours, or you can print the document without any colour management.
In the ColorSync Utility app on your Mac, choose File > Open, then select an image or PDF document.
When the file opens, choose File > Print, then click Show Details.
Click the Colour pop-up menu, then choose an option:
Prematch to printer profile: Controls the colour management of the printed output.
Hand off to printer: Lets the printer control the colour management of the printed output.
Print as colour target: Prints the document without any colour management. This option is available only if the document uses the same colour space as the printer; for example, you’re printing an RGB document on an RGB printer.
If you chose “Prematch to printer profile”, click the Intent pop-up menu, then choose one of the following:
Perceptual: Applies realistic-looking colours, useful for photographs.
Relative Colorimetric: Maintains colour accuracy when specific colours are required for certain images, such as logos.
Saturation: Maintains the vividness of colours, useful for graphics such as pie charts and bar graphs.
Absolute Colorimetric: Adjusts the colours to account for the differences in white points.