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   Established a European wide network of Interactive Multimedia Bureaux in

   collaboration with Canon, Xerox and DELL/DEC Computers, following

   development of the world's first ever networked On Demand Colour

   solution, in collaboration with the Victoria State Police and their network

   consultants. It was this base system which was tried and tested by the

   American Military during the Gulf War, utilising satellite imaging and

   the European wide network then went global and a sophisticated remote

   access, diagnostics and fix solution was developed to support this

   initiative. This solution was subsequently supplied to the MOD.


Improved Color for the World Wide Web:-

A Case Study in Color Management for Distributed Digital Media


Distributed digital media need color management just as traditional printing does. However, no tools or practices exist for managing color on the World Wide Web. Consider a GIF image in a page of HTML on the World Wide Web. Pixel colors in the image are implicitly tied to characteristics -- such as phosphor chromaticity, gamma, and white point -- of the device on which it was created. Unless the display device miraculously happens to have exactly the same characteristics, image color will not be preserved.

Color management can solve this problem, even though the color characteristics of the display system are not, and cannot be, known at the time the Web page is created. A technique is presented to embed in the GIF image an International Color Consortium device color profile describing the source device. Armed with this and an ICC profile for the display device, the Web browser can then create and display a GIF image, in the device color space of the display device. The benefits of applying this technique and some of the pitfalls are discussed.


ICC White Papers


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Comment by Michael Grove on March 24, 2020 at 7:56

 Following the breaking down of the Berlin wall 
I am reminded how

 I felt about flying into Dresden Airport during 1992. Canon Europe

 had arranged a visit for me to evaluate a detailed possibility of

 establishing a Networked Colour, Exemplar Demonstrator, Copy

 Shop in a disused factory, which when I first arrived, was

 surrounded by brand-new park benches on which very friendly,

 under-employed workers sat talking and smoking.

 When at first the money started flowing into East Germany, the

 authorities had so much and so little to spend it on in Dresden,

 that they replaced and expanded massively the number of old

 'park-benches' to facilitate the situation. On arrival at the airport,

 on that first occasion, internally painted wooden tunnels had been

 erected for the passengers to walk through, from the aircraft to

 the terminal building, and on exit I was met by a sea of Trabant

 taxis and their drivers vying for my trade. That first journey, what

 with the state of the unmaintained roads and the interminable wait

 at the multitude of traffic light controlled junctions, took 25

 minutes or more. The last visit, taking the same route in a

 Mercedes Benz, took less than 10, despite all the roadworks

 engaged in the installation of fibre-optic network cables

 throughout the city. What a contrast to the situation today

 where it appears that Dresden has risen from the ashes and

 Dortmund has become the old Dresden !!!???


Comment by Michael Grove on July 18, 2020 at 10:04

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