7 February 1997 Color image reproduction: the evolution from print to multimedia
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Proceedings Volume 2949, Imaging Sciences and Display Technologies; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.266341
Event: Advanced Imaging and Network Technologies, 1996, Berlin, Germany
The electronic pre-press industry has undergone a very rapid evolution over the past decade, driven by the accelerating performance of desktop computers and affordable application software for image manipulation, page layout and color separation. These have been supported by the steady development of colo scanners, digital cameras, proof printers, RIPs and image setters, all of which make the process of reproducing color images in print easier than ever before. But is color print itself in decline as a medium? New channels of delivery for digital color images include CD-ROM, wideband networks and the Internet, with soft-copy screen display competing with hard-copy print for applications ranging from corporate brochures to home shopping. Present indications are that the most enduring of the graphic arts skills in the new multimedia world will be image rendering and production control rather than those related to photographic film and ink on paper.
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Lindsay William MacDonald, Lindsay William MacDonald, } "Color image reproduction: the evolution from print to multimedia", Proc. SPIE 2949, Imaging Sciences and Display Technologies, (7 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.266341; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.266341


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