[Mageia-discuss] Re : Gimp printing

TJ andrewsfarm at gmail.com
Sun Aug 21 19:00:45 CEST 2011

On 08/21/2011 02:50 AM, Mehdi Hadjard wrote:
> P.S. I noticed that the printed pictures in ML are slightly lighter that
> shown in Gimp. Is there some type of program that calibrates printer
> with monitor?
> Thanks, Gary

That's not as easy as it sounds, since monitors and printers use 
different color systems. Monitors use an RGB system, where red, green 
and blue light is combined to make the different colors. Mixing all 
together makes white. Printers, on the other hand, use CMYK, where cyan, 
yellow, and magenta are combined. Mixing all those together produces 
black. Converting from one to the other is fraught with difficulty, or 
so I've read.


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