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Old 10-28-2009, 09:54 PM
Adam Williamson
 
Default Tomorrows polish

On Wed, 2009-10-21 at 17:25 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-10-21 at 19:57 -0400, Máirín Duffy wrote:
> > On Wed, 21 Oct 2009 15:30:09 -0700, Adam Williamson <awilliam@redhat.com>
> > wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2009-10-21 at 18:18 -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > >> You may need to take of the pink glasses ? :-)
> > >
> > > I *really* hope everyone working on this is using a properly
> > > colour-calibrated display?
> >
> > It looks like some kind of calibration on my other laptop is in order.
> > It is clearly grey on this laptop (not blue either though.) But, I'm not
> > sure how to calibrate it.
> >
> > Um, if all my designs are a little too pink in the future, it's not the
> > Hello Kitty thing, really!
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_color_management looks like a decent
> reference. Note that doing really reliable calibration requires some
> hardware. Perhaps getting a single colorimeter to pass around all the
> people within Fedora who are likely to be messing with colors would not
> be a bad idea.
>
> You can do rough ballpark calibration without hardware, and how to do it
> is pretty well detailed in this Dan's Data post:
>
> http://www.dansdata.com/spyder.htm
>
> under the heading 'Alternatives'.
>
> Note that this is a case of do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do, because my two
> monitors and laptop are all cheerfully different from each other. But
> then, I don't do any graphic design =). For those who are working with
> colors, having a properly-calibrated display is pretty key.

Just to go back to this, in a moment of serendipity, hughsie happens to
be working on exactly this:

http://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2009/10/28/gnome-color-manager/

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