A Colorful Pro-TEST
Calibration, desperation can be very funky,
I think my hues are oh so true, but then I find they're punky,
Perhaps I have the answer--paste my colors in a chart--
But one looks like another and I don't know where to start!
Beware all ye, who just like me, are seeking true perfection,
Your never going to find it in your PC's hue selection.
Just take the Blues & Greens & Reds that have you so perplexed,
Go outdoors & enjoy them there, at least they've not been â€œhexedâ€! C0l1
I wrote this poem and designed this Persona when I was struggling to get accurate hues for the semi-precious stone Malachite on my computer. I made 5 â€œAfrican Malachite Personas before a friend of mine said that I got the colors right. He liked attempt 05.
When I first created the poem and the design, the description fields were only 500 characters long. I gave the exact hex numbers to each color in my Persona (exact on MY PC at least) but I had to put them in the design itself. Now I can also provide them in this 1200 character description field. Do My hex numbers match your PCs? CollieSmile (Nature/Science)
Rose-ff408c Orange-ff7d63 Yellow-efff40 Green-36d69e Blue-40a9ff Violet-7263c7
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Great poem describing the color conundrum.
I will always support the cause for color accuracy! Firefox could use an update to the latest ICC standard, but good that it supports the use of color management and monitor color profiles, which are the key to this dilemma. Both artist and viewer must use hardware-calibrated monitors, if colors are to be accurately conveyed. The same hex coded color can look different if one or both monitors are not calibrated and viewed with software that uses a custom color profile created for that monitor.
<span>Your eyes are not reliable either - you must use colorimeter hardware and software to adjust the monitor and create the profile. If you think you can trust your eyes, see the amazing image in this article: <a href="http://www.ppmag.com/reviews/200511_rodneycm.pdf" class="smarterwiki-linkify">http://www.ppmag.com/reviews/200511_rodneycm.pdf</a></span>
Oh, and "Pro-Test"... clever!
Rated 5 out of 5 stars by BrianZ on April 6, 2012