DEC colours

From: Tom Jennings <>
Date: Wed Nov 17 16:31:51 2004

On Tue, 16 Nov 2004, John Foust wrote:

> RGB color is far more complex than that. What about the monitor
> you're displaying it on? Consider the various phosphor blends
> and the implicit or customizable settings of color temperature
> in the monitor. RGB "White" isn't "white".


> Reproducing a finish on metal or plastic must be even more
> complicated than anything computer-based. Your perception of
> the appearance of the finish is potentially dependent on all
> sorts of specular and multi-layer-reflective and transmissive
> colorings.

Color is the same as food. Totally subjective!

And paints also derive effects -- often NOT subtle -- depending
on their depth, literally -- thickness; partially transmissive
partially reflective, and the texture changes the color and
the subjective emotional response to the whole thing.

Think "food".

But likely for squirting color on an old computer, "close is close enough".
Received on Wed Nov 17 2004 - 16:31:51 GMT

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