[scribus] Setting up color management

Hal V. Engel hvengel at astound.net
Fri Nov 6 19:45:57 CET 2009

On Thursday 05 November 2009 10:59:02 am Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
> On 11/5/09, michael crane wrote:
> > why can't you print something out and adjust the monitor so it looks
> > like the print ? would that work ?
> You are missing the "controlled lighting" bit. The light coming from
> window is not the same even when sun doesn't shine directly into the
> room.
> Try adjusting contrast of a picture in the evening/night and then look
> at it in daylight only to discover that you quite overdid contrast.
> Color science is fun :)
> Alexandre

There are actually ISO and ANSI standards about how your work room should be 
setup.  These include things like:

1. How bright the room should be.  In fact the room should be very dim (less 
than 30 LUX in the professional standards and always less than 60 LUX) and the 
room should always have the same level of lighting when doing this work.
2. The color temperature of the lighting (around 5000K).
3. The color of the walls and furniture in the room (medium to dark gray).
4. The color of the clothing warn by those doing imaging work (dark gray or 
black is best).
5. The color of the monitor surround (dark gray or black).
6. The location of any lighting relative to the monitor (no glare).

When working on your monitor you want your perception to be totally adopted to 
the (calibrated and characterized) monitor and you want the room, it's 
contents and lighting to have little or no influence on your color perception.

When you view a print in the viewing booth the same thing should be true for 
the print and it's viewing conditions. 


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