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So Bummed...
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From: dark_wolfe Date: March 16th, 2005 02:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Ya know, my first "big monitor purchase" was an AppleVision 1710 (17" at the time was like... beyond huge). It was like $800 (but I got a discount).

Anyways, I remember this thing came with this little "wand" that was used to adjust for abient lighting... a circle (with a hole in it) at the end of a stick. You'd hold it up to the screen and run the calibration software to adjust until the outter circle was a perfect color match to the inner circle. The software even let you save profiles and have them auto-switch at particular times of the day.

I always thought it was pointless, I just closed the curtains :-)
particle_man From: particle_man Date: March 16th, 2005 08:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Pointless until you think about printing the files and then you send the color profile as part of the print package to the printer. The colors come out exactly as you wanted them. Or if you've got several computers in different environments working on the same project and want to make sure that the colors are identical on all the machines. That little "color wand" can be a lifesaver.
From: tehiv Date: March 16th, 2005 02:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Save your breath... most web designers are clueless when it comes to color and for good reason - it doesn't matter what colors they use. The dumbass end users (and usually the clients too) have cheap ass monitors, so they are getting nice bright purples out of your Reflex Blue anyway, so why bother.
particle_man From: particle_man Date: March 16th, 2005 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
lol, you've probably got an excellent point. Since almost all the work I do is for print I guess things are a bit different. :)
From: tehiv Date: March 17th, 2005 02:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, all I do it print too. I tried to get into web and just can't get into it as much. With all their RGB and tiny files... bleh... :-)

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