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Computer Color Matters

(Revised, 2016)

Four versions of a surfer on a wave

These images represent a range of what any given image may look like to someone viewing this web page today. Although it’s exaggerated, it does show how an image that looks good on one computer might look completely different on another. The image at the far left is true to the real colors, the second one from the left represents a very limited color palette (due to the computer’s color capabilities or the wrong file format), the third from the left is a much lighter version of the first one, and the last image on the right represents a very bad color distortion caused by a very old monitor.

Does true color matter?

Consider this: If you visit a clothing store on the Web and see a blue shirt, you are out of luck if you think that the shirt is really that shade of blue. Also, if

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