Matrix or LUT based Profiles

Should I create a profile using Matrix or LUT based setting?Profiles themselves can be matrix-based or LUT (lookup table) based, both of which include the white point of the device. But matrix-based profiles are very small, while LUT profiles are much larger and more complex.

Matrix based profiles are used for simpler devices, such as scanners and monitors, while LUT-based profiles are used for more complex devices, such as printers. There are many different color spaces available, and most of them are matrix based. The advantages of a matrix-based profile are conversion speed and the ability to convert back and forth.

While there isn't a right way or wrong way to select this setting, for general-purpose work, X-Rite recommends creating a matrix-based ICC display profile. For greater color precision, you may wish to select the table-based option. 


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