Colo[u]rs (was: DEC colours

From: Fred Cisin <>
Date: Fri Nov 19 17:04:02 2004

On Fri, 19 Nov 2004, John Allain wrote:
> Guess I'm just partial to what NASA does. Throw down a few reference
> colors next to the thing, take a color photograph, and postprocess the
> reference colors to what they should be. Although now I see that that is
> like the problem of describing right and left to an alien. Where do you
> get the reference colors in the first place?

If you're trying to match COLOURs, try:
They have a bunch of stuff about colour management,
including grey cards.

If you're trying to match COLORs,
The THIRD edition (1966) of the "Kodak Color Dataguide"
has both gray scale and color control patches. (along with a
whole bunch of dedicated circular slide rules for things like
color correction with filter pack changes)
lower left of:

not sure what is included in the FOURTH edition:

By the fifth edition (1975), they had dropped the color control
patches, but at least they kept the gray card.

Grumpy Ol' Fred
Received on Fri Nov 19 2004 - 17:04:02 GMT

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