Re: Color Palette Incompatibilities

David Koblas (
Fri, 6 Sep 1996 10:46:34 -0700 (PDT)

Subject: Re: Color Palette Incompatibilities
To: (Chris Lilley)
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 1996 10:46:34 -0700 (PDT)
In-Reply-To: <> from "Chris Lilley" at Sep 6, 96 07:31:03 pm
From: (David Koblas)
Message-ID: <>

Nothing is perfect, however it is the standard equation that you
will see sited in every text on computer graphics.  There is a
whole realm of calibrated color standards that I'm not going to

However, I think that you will find the majority of people who are
doing the design work for HTML are much more familiar with print
colorspaces than the typical person.  So biasing the standard to
these people is more approprate than a Windows developer.

> David Koblas wrote:
> > I just came across this table today and noticed a nit.
> > CMY colorspace and RGB color space have a very simple translation
> >       [C,M,Y] = [1-R, 1-G, 1-B] (0..1 color values)
> Anyone who pretends that this equation is valid is missing 
> rather a lot of information. It is very, very far from the truth.
> I agree that Fushia is a pretty vague term, but then outside the
> print/prepress field people don't much talk about cyan or magenta,
> either.
> -- 
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