William Case wrote:
Does anybody know of a site, tutorial or a manual that explains how to
get all my colour formats and equipment synchronized?
I don't have any major problems that are urgent, but I would like to go
about learning how to get everything producing colours as close to the
same as possible. I have googled and only found rudimentary info --
usually about printer test pages. I have printer test pages for both
CUPS and hplip. Wikipedia mentions "Color is a professional color
grading software application produced by Apple Inc. for their Mac OS X
I would like to match the colours of the real world, my monitor, my
printer, my scanner and my internet browser as closely as possible. I
expect they will never be exact. I appreciate that it also depends on
the configuration of applications (such as OOo, Gimp and Inkscape) being
used. But I am assuming, before I make adjustments in those I should
spend some time getting my equipment right first.
My questions are these:
* What are the basic techniques for making fairly accurate across
device colour comparisons?
* How to ascertain (guess) which device needs the adjustment? If
I could adjust the real world, I would.
* Is there a manual that explains in some depth the various colour
codes that are used? I have played with colour on an ad hoc
basis so I am familiar with some of the basic codes, but I
suspect there is a deeper rational than I have learnt.
* Are there tools and specialized test pages that can help?
Remember, this not urgent. It is something I am going to work away at;
but any help, tips or guidance could prevent me and others who are
interested from wasting time on misguided irrelevancies.
Google for "color calibration" and take a look at Norman Koren's
A photographer with a lot of good information on the subject, especially