[thelist] Asking newbie questions

Tara Cleveland taracc at home.com
Wed Nov 7 17:27:09 CST 2001


Hey, that's not a newbie question. I had no idea. But I looked around in
Google and found this: http://www.adobe.com/svg/basics/icc.html

The International Color Consortium (ICC) was formed in 1993 in order to
develop a color management system that would be cross-platform,
industry-wide, and vendor-neutral.
The resulting ICC color profiles allow the accurate transformation of
one device's color space to another's. For instance, the color of a logo
printed on one device can be accurately represented on-screen as well as
in documents on a variety of platforms. 

In case this isn't newbie enough for you...
Colours, as you've probably noticed, look different on a Mac and a PC or
on different operating systems etc. etc. Macs are brighter than PCs.
This says that they can make colours look the same across all platforms.
(Don't know if it works).
If you want more information about colour spaces, and colour theory,
check out 
http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/colortheory/ There's lots of stuff there.


Richard Bennett wrote:
> Ok, what's Add-on support for ICC colors for?
> (from here: http://www.adobe.com/svg/viewer/install/main.html )

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