10.0919 colour imaging: answer and further question

Willard McCarty (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Mon, 5 May 1997 22:14:14 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 919.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

Date: Fri, 2 May 1997 21:24:08 -0400
From: John Unsworth <jmu2m@virginia.edu>
Subject: Re: 10.0913 new at King's College London

> As we discovered while putting the pages together, images
>devised on a PC look different on a Mac and vice versa. We made every effort
>to reach an attractive compromise, but the origin of our images on a PC
>(using Photoshop, of course) may still be detectable, however. If anyone
>here understands why such differences occur, we'd be glad to know.


Two reasons: Macs use a different color map than windows machines do (and
Unix machines use another), and Macs display images at a different

John Unsworth / Director, IATH / Dept. of English

[It would be very useful for some, I would suppose, to understand how
others who prepare colour images for online publication cope with the
problem described above. --WM]