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Dec. 29th, 2014 12:41 am (UTC)
Sat, 12:47: Photoset: lilifrom221bsavesrocknroll: reclosure: narkotika-soul: pickaxes-and-test-tubes:... http://t.co/nl5Hc5yiNW

Several problems. First off, since those pics were JPGS, they don't accurately portray the original color imfo (remember, one of the ways JPGs shrink the size of images is by throwing away detail that the eye "won't notice". Which, btw is why scanners that produce JPG are an abomination.

Second, two different monitors will display those images with *different* colors. That's why there's a set of "web safe" colors. They are ones that only the most grossly misadjusted monitors will display differently.

Other colors could (for example) appear blue on one monitor but green on another.

That's why Chrissy owns a several hundred dollar gizmo that when plugged into the computer and you run the included software will adjust the monitor to *accurately* display colors. It'll do the same for printers.

My Phaser printer prints those silly yellow warning signs (like memetic hazard) as a definite shade of *orange* due to that sort of thing.

Cultural colorspaces aren't so much about an inability to *perceive* the difference but a lack of training (from an early age) that the differences in hue *matter*.

Someone from one of the cultures that treat blue and green as the same color can match blue items with blue items and green items with green items without much trouble. Though they'll likely have a much larger zone of confusion than you or I do when it comes to deciding if teal and turquoise belong with blue or green.

But give them a bunch of items where there are multiple items of several shades and they can match them up just fine. So they can *perceive* the shades just fine. They just can't *categorize* them.

As for your "Nightvale purple", it probably doesn't have a name. there are a rather limited set of color names.

But it *will* have a Pantone color number. But for that, you need an actual physical object to match against the color blocks in the (very expensive) Pantone reference books.

The books are expensive because of the care that has to be taken to make sure the colors come out right and don't vary between books.

But with a Pantone color number, you can go to any priont shop and give them the color number and be sure that (if they don't fuck up) what they print will come out the color you specified.
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