Next, algorithms are used to convert the 3D values in the z component into
equivalent gradations and detail elements. This results in an RGB image over
x and y, but with only 5 dimensions. The name 6to5-Scan stems from this method:
The ideal 6D image on the computer is used to generate a 5D image that can be
displayed on a 2D screen (monitor or print). This 5D image is perfectly illuminated
and “form”-modulated and can be further processed just like a conventional scan
(e.g. 8- or 16-bit Tiff, RGB, CMYK or special colors).