[scribus] Setting up color management

John Beardmore John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Thu Nov 12 17:34:54 CET 2009

Hal V. Engel wrote:
> 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. 

Wow !  And the colour experts wonder why so few of us use CMS !

Cheers, J/.
John Beardmore,MSc EDM (Open),B.A. Chem (Oxon),CMIOSH,CEnv,AIEMA,MEI
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