[Openicc] Google Summer of Code 2011 Students
Hal V. Engel
hvengel at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 12:44:22 PDT 2011
On Thursday, April 28, 2011 12:28:33 PM Richard Hughes wrote:
> On 28 April 2011 20:08, Kai-Uwe Behrmann <ku.b at gmx.de> wrote:
> > I could find four laptops with the same panel manufaturer in the EDID
> > entries in very different brands. They where colorimetrically not too far
> > away from each other.
> > Do you have he EDID block of both?
> Unfortunately not, the first panel got smashed, hence why I know more
> than I should about T61 screens.
> > Heartedly agreed. The repository is not designed as replacement for
> > custom calibrations where colour counts very much, like in proofing. Its
> > designed for average users, amateurs and artists without any expensive
> > measurement gear.
> My high level problem with this is we either have:
> * Uncalibrated
> * Calibrated
> The first moment we start talking about "close enough" or "similar"
> profiles we're telling the user they are in some kind of
> quasi-calibrated state. Should the user trust that the red chair on
> ebay is going the match the red carpet? Is a "close enough" profile
> really better than uncalibrated?
Actually the quality of the photo on EBay is probably as much of an issue as
the screen calibration. These images are seldom taken under controlled
conditions and it is almost impossible to know if the color information that
might be in the meta data of the image is correct and almost none of these
images will have a profile embedded. So even with a properly calibrated and
profiled display we still don't know if the red we see on the screen is really
the red of the actual object. This is also true for most of the content on
the web and we have only had color managed browsers for a fairly short time so
it will likely be some time before the issue is even close to being largerly
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