once again contre-sRGB :)

Discussion in 'General Technical Discussion' started by Iliah, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. Iliah

    Iliah

    Jan 29, 2005
    nowhere
    I never noticed that myself, but today Julia brought out some weired fact: Old Glory Blue is out of sRGB gamut. One of US flag colours is irreproducible in sRGB. How silly is that!
     
  2. heiko

    heiko

    May 15, 2005
    Israel
    Does it go into Adobe RGB ?
     
  3. Iliah

    Iliah

    Jan 29, 2005
    nowhere
    "Old Glory Blue" is Pantone 281c, inside Adobe RGB gamut
     
  4. marek

    marek Guest

    *tongue firmly placed in cheek*Yeah we should be tailoring a color space to one specific flag, or better yet let's change the flag so that it can be easily captured using SRGB for all those P&S'ers!*tongue removed from cheek*

    Does it miss by a mile?
     
  5. Iliah

    Iliah

    Jan 29, 2005
    nowhere
    Dear Marek,

    My post was also kind of TiC.

    Still, it is most strange for me that HP and Microsoft are insisting on such a standard ("s" stands for "standard" in sRGB abbreviation), being US-based companies.

    If you will look through the colour libraries, you will see that many "spot" colours of different flags and trademarks are out of sRGB gamut.
     
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  6. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
     
  7. Iliah

    Iliah

    Jan 29, 2005
    nowhere
    Dear Paul, "The State flag of the Russian Federation. General specifications" does not specify the colours. 2 years ago asked our officials, and they explained that "we do not have official colours". They recommended Pantone 185C for red and Pantone 300C for blue. I ended up using colours from the Dutch flag, as Peter I borroughed Russian Trade flag (which is the official Russian flag now) from Holland.
     
  8. That is pretty much of a crack up.
     
  9. marek

    marek Guest

    Problem is...

    ...once something is a standard, then for better or worse it's entrained in all the systems and takes momentum (read $$$) to move.

    Then again, at the end of the day aren;t we bound by ink gamuts? (unless of course you;re electronic only). Would be nice if everything ran aRGB or better though.

    edit: also you assume people think about these things when working out the product. It's usually stuff that seems a no brainer ONCE someone else points it out!
     
  10. Iliah

    Iliah

    Jan 29, 2005
    nowhere
    No, of course! We have special spot colour dyes, and when we need to print Coke Red, we use Coke Red dye.
     
  11. heiko

    heiko

    May 15, 2005
    Israel
    What a relief, I'm using Adobe RGB :smile: . Although I'm not shooting American flags so often, it just proofs the point of using a wider gamut.
     
  12. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Dear Iliah......

    Gale----------------> runs to gallery to hide the flag image :>))))

    Regards.
     
  13. Iliah

    Iliah

    Jan 29, 2005
    nowhere
    Oh well, Gale! ROFL
     
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