Intentional Color Corrections Planned for Display in Ambient Light

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Mark Scott Abeln
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Re: Intentional Color Corrections Planned for Display in Ambient Light

flyinglentris wrote:

Mark Scott Abeln wrote:

Michael Fryd wrote:

A significant problem is small museums that emphasize low cost over quality light.
You can save money by using low cost LED lighting (both upfront, and in operating costs) rather than lighting that properly presents the work.

A major consideration is art conservation. Some materials are quite light sensitive, such as watercolors and textiles, and so light levels are kept low to prevent fading. Also, bulbs that don’t emit ultraviolet are particularly important.

Yes. I hadn't considered that.

Actually that’s the most important use for color appearance models. Nearly all digital cameras oversaturate colors. Why? Because bright lighting makes colors look more saturated and this correction is needed to make colors look normal in prints and on dim monitors. For example, the standard calibrated sRGB monitor brightness is merely 1/1000th that of direct sunlight.

And that explains the "Do Not Touch" signs as well.

I’ve got stories about that!

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