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Color management in the real world: sRGB, ICM2, ICC, ColorSync, and other attempts to make color management transparent
Author(s): Michael Stokes
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Paper Abstract

A uniformly adopted color standards infrastructure has a dramatic impact on any color imaging industry and technology. This presentation begins by framing the current color standards situation in a historical context. A series of similar appearing infrastructure adoptions in color publishing during the last fifty years are reviewed and compared to the current events. This historical review is followed by brief technical, business and marketing reviews of two of the more popular recent color standards proposals, sRGB and ICC, along with their operating system implementations in the Microsoft and Apple operating systems. The paper concludes with a summary of Hewlett- Packard Company's and Microsoft's proposed future direction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 July 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3299, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging III, (17 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.320125
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Michael Stokes, Hewlett-Packard Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3299:
Human Vision and Electronic Imaging III
Bernice E. Rogowitz; Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas, Editor(s)

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