I would like to color calibrate my MacBook Pro, to improve the results I get from printing photos at whcc. However, I'm not a professional and I don't want to spend upwards of $125 on a colorimeter. Is there some place in the Boston area (preferably Brookline) where I can borrow or rent a colorimeter for one-time use? [more inside]
Hey clothes-loving folks! I've been reading about capsule wardrobes, paring down clothing, and other minimalism-type posts My question is- does anyone know of a good post on capsule wardrobes/minimalism that has color in it? Something along the lines of "hey, I'm a minimalist and I love color, here's how that works" [more inside]
I got an old rear projection TV for free — it's a 65" Toshiba 65HX83 HD. How can I calibrate this monstrosity? [more inside]
Hi, parents of young children. I've been commissioned to design and format a series of small books aimed at you and your kind. How do you want it to look? [more inside]
I need to do a presentation of a new website to some serious bigwigs, so I want to make sure that the colors presented are as spot-on as possible. Can anyone offer up advice on how to calibrate my 4000 ANSI Lumens projector so that the colors projected will most closely the original web design?
Was going to paint the baby's room orange, now realize that it's TOO orange. So now we have an orange accent wall. What goes with orange? I fear I've painted myself into a corner... [more inside]
What is the difference in English between  "The flowers are white" and  "The flowers are white in colour"? Scientific texts (such as botanical descriptions) seem to prefer  and add "in colour" after the colour name though it is redundant. Form  wins the Google fight by a large margin and the Ngram for "white in color" shows a downward trend since the 1920s. Is it now OK to drop the "in colour" in contemporary (scientific) texts?
Are there any books, magazines, or websites that might help the design-challenged pick colors during a complete kitchen remodel or new house construction? We'd like to be able to flip through pictures of various home interiors - most importantly the kitchen but also other rooms - to help us decide on the colors of our cabinets and floors. Google images hasn't been terribly useful.
My wife's deskjet is dying and I'm using a 17-year old laserjet for printing so it's time to upgrade our home printers. I'd like to get a networked color laser printer that I can just plug into our ethernet and print from both our PCs or a laptop on the wireless (we're a primarily PC household but have the occasional mac laptop). I'd ideally like a printer that can do double sided printing as well. [more inside]
What outside-the-box-color nail polish would best accent a black cocktail dress (with silver accent beading) and silver shoes? [more inside]
All my Google searches either tell me how to cover up the gray or go to completely white/silver. Is there any in-between? [more inside]
This is driving me batty. In the last year or three I heard a story on NPR about color. I would have heard the story on a Saturday afternoon (I don't know if that helps). The topics ranged from people who can (in theory) see colors that most people can't, the history of dyes and the names we give colors, etc. The narrator tested a theory on his daughter regarding color. Like, he didn't ever mention the color blue to see if she could figure it out on her own. Can anyone help me find this story? thanks in advance, Andres
Why these 10 colors? [more inside]
Short question that has me stumped. What colour belt with these shoes? They are a reddish brown/oxblood colour. I don't own an oxblood belt, must I buy one?
At my wedding I'm planning to have each table named and themed around a different colour. I would like to put a poem relating to the colour on the table. The problem is, the only poem I have come up with is 'a red, red rose' by Robert Burns which is exactly what I'm looking for, but I have 7 more colours to find. Please give me poems that feature a colour (any colour apart from grey or black) and have a general theme of love and/or marriage.
I need some suggestions for a paint color for our sunroom. There is lots of light, a wood floor with medium tones and the furniture we have out there is brown and an orangish rust color. The rest of the house is mostly neutral, but we can go with a bold color if it would work well.
I’m trying to get Adobe Photoshop CS3 on Snow Leopard to show me the colors I expect. I’m using it to do some basic color selection, which will ultimately be pasted into a Python script that generates data graphics for use on the web. Part of my workflow involves screen captures from a browser that get round-tripped through Photoshop and into code, so I need basic RGB hex values to stay consistent through the process. [more inside]
UnhealthyGrapeVineFilter: Can anyone help me identify what's causing this leaf discolouration on my grape vine? Is it anything to worry about? I'm not sure if it's natural colour change, disease, mineral deficiency or more than one of these things happening at once. The vine is two years old, fruiting quite heavily, on a very sunny south aspect on a poor mix of clay and various stones. I don't know the variety but it's a standard garden centre dessert grape. The photos are in a what I think is a chronological sequence: http://imgur.com/a/2uITk
FindThisOnTheWebFilter: I vaguely remember seeing something online where someone converted entire movies into a single long image like a timeline, to better see the colour balance over the course of the movie. [more inside]
Lizards Wizards: Is is possible to calibrate a monitor without installing software? [more inside]
Yves Klein blue paint dupe? [more inside]
Kindle Fire vs. Nook Tablet. What's better for a cartoonist? [more inside]
In the office I work, we've got a Lexmark C935 colour laser printer. It gets loads of use, so we're constantly ordering toner and photoconducters for it. [more inside]
I need the color of the sky in Chicago every day for the last year. Does this exist anywhere? [more inside]
Do you speak Finnish? Can you understand these abbreviations? [more inside]
I've got a week or so to drive around Wyoming, and northern Utah. (Coming back via I70, spending a day in Crested Butte.) Leaving Friday afternoon. What fall color should I absolutely not miss? [more inside]
Color-value calculation. What's my most efficient way to come up with the hex values of 30 discrete colors that fade as evenly as possible from 220088 to DDCCFF? [more inside]
I'm speaking at a technical conference in about 2 weeks and my slides (in openoffice) are using black as its background color. But recently in a podcast, several people commented that for conferences, it is mandatory that slides use white for the background to enhance the legibility. On this previous question, the commented used white text on an almost black background. Should I reformat my slides to use a white background ?
What is "color sensitivity", in the context of it being a symptom of hypothyroidism? It appears on this list of symptoms, but I can't find anything else that will tell me how someone with hypothyroidism might experience color sensitivity. [more inside]
Is my basil okay even if it's now a different color? [more inside]
Is there data supporting the claim that wearing the color red is a bad choice for teachers in the sense that it negatively affects a student's attention, comfort level, etc.? I know a college professor that never wears red because of this. If so, are there other colors good-or-bad to wear? Can I blame my 6360 angstrom magenta cable-knit sweater on the Is-This-Gonna-Be-On-The-Test day I've been having in my class? Would a brown leg bandanna make my students own the quadratic formula?
What color curtains should I get? [more inside]
Photoshop function to display multiple versions of the image with different color casts. [more inside]
What is the best practice workflow for using Illustrator file in Indesign? Cut & paste catastrophe to follow. [more inside]
Does there exist software that can classify a large set of digital photos based on color? [more inside]
Am I going blind? [more inside]
I want to dye my hair olive drab. [more inside]
Identify this book: lady with white hair and crimson "area" tries to get her boyfriend to kill a hobo and plant a tree. [more inside]
Does anyone know of a website that generates full-screen, solid-color backgrounds? [more inside]
You buy a bag of delicious frozen blueberries and empty its contents into a plastic tub which you keep in the freezer. When the last of the berries have been consumed, a light pinkish-red residue remains in the tub. You proceed to rinse out the container, and after a few seconds under running water the color suddenly and dramatically changes to a deep dark blue. Why? [more inside]
This might be a wild goose chase. But can anyone help me track down any sort of a technical clue for why a white tint very specifically applied to one part of a photo taken in the 1920s – for the purpose of deliberate deception – would have turned a dark, purplish navy color over time? [more inside]
Is there a website that will make cheap color copies and ship them to me? Kinkos wil do it for about a dollar a page, but I've heard of websites that will do it for cheaper and then ship the copies to me. Is that possible?
Good professional hair color turned into revolting light red a month later. Want to get back to original color at-home. What to do? [more inside]
Looking for a modern (recently new) color laser all-in-one device. The device I had specced out seems to not be available any more - no one has it available for some odd reason. I need help picking another one, please! [more inside]
SiameseCatFilter: If I shave my siamese, will he be brown under his fur, or does the fur change color as it grows out? [more inside]
What color should I paint a bedroom with a swirly brown-black-reddish stained concrete floor? [more inside]
Are there any websites that have easy to understand guidelines about matching colors in fashion? [more inside]
For a 23 year-old male, what color could I buy a pair of sneakers in and expect them to go with most things? [more inside]
So I am a female in my 20s, just moved to NYC, and need to find a top rate hair salon that does natural-looking highlights--which, as all we women know, requires word-of-mouth recommendations. Please, beauty junkie mefites, help! [more inside]
What the heck is wrong with the colour on my TV? [more inside]
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