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Re: Yellowblue (was Re: Quest for colours: what's basic then?)

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Saturday, May 1, 2004, 14:42
Quoting Javier BF <uaxuctum@...>:

> >> Just found this very interesting thing on the web regarding the > >> above. Have a look at the background of the following webpage: > >> > >> > >> > >> Most surprisingly, it does look (at least to my eyes and on my > >> screen) like a smooth transition from blue to yellow _without_ > >> an obvious green or grey in between. To see it more clearly, > >> you can try saving the background image and opening it in your > >> computer; it is a thin stripe in whose middle you will find > >> the closest approximation to yellowblue I've ever seen on > >> a computer screen. > > > >Um, on my screen, it starts as turquoise blue and goes to white via very > pale > >green. There's not a trace of yellow. > > Then you must revise the calibration of your monitor, because > the colour at the right extreme is RGB {255,255,206}={FF,FF,CE}, > that is, the encoding *is* without the slightest doubt that of > a pale pure yellow and as such should appear on any properly > calibrated monitor. It clearly appears as such on mine, so mine > is presumably not the one that needs calibration. The colour > at the left extreme is RGB {156,206,206}={9C,CE,CE}, a pale > cyan blue.
Your probably right - it appears my system is a bit overenthusiastic in showing pale colours as white. Now, if I had an inkling as how to fix that ... Andreas