DEC colours

From: Paul Koning <>
Date: Tue Nov 16 14:15:25 2004

>>>>> "John" == John Allain <> writes:

>> If you want to do professional grade color, you have to go way
>> beyond the narrow confines of thinking about color as simply RGB
>> color.

 John> Implied from what you say there are scanners that _detect_ and
 John> record by methods other than by RGB. I haven't yet seen any
 John> that do this, including many professional models. Your words
 John> "way" or "narrow" I'd like to say I don't yet follow, without
 John> starting a flame war.

Scanners use RGB -- which means that there are printed colors they
won't deal with.

I did not mean any insult by "narrow" -- only that there are many
color models, not just RGB, and RGB is neither the best nor the most
powerful model.

>> The RGB gamut and the CMYK gamut largely overlap,

 John> So nobody's perfect but they can get along together.

Only so long as you aren't doing work that requires accurate color in
a subtractive color environment, such as printing. Otherwise you'll
discover why Photoshop does CMYK, and why the manual chapter on that
topic is so long and complex.

Received on Tue Nov 16 2004 - 14:15:25 GMT

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