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Old 19-01-2009, 09:43 PM
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Does colour of my flats matter?

Pretty sure I've read before that most stacking programs reduce flats down to a greyscale master, so even colouration doesn't matter. My lightbox is lit by a series of small 12v bulbs, so always end up with an orange hue as attached.

(Lightbox Version 1 using LEDs didn't work so well - an Engineer friend once told me its never good when you let the smoke get out of electronic components..... )
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Old 19-01-2009, 09:53 PM
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Rob,

From my understanding, colour doesn't matter.

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Old 19-01-2009, 09:56 PM
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(Lightbox Version 1 using LEDs didn't work so well - an Engineer friend once told me its never good when you let the smoke get out of electronic components..... )
Hi Rob, can't offer any advice re the colour of darks, but your quote there
reminded me of the Smoke Theory your engineer friend is probably
on about.
I read this probably 20 odd years ago in an electronics magazine,
author unknown:
A funny read:
http://www.peizhang.com/forfun/forfu...ings_smoke.htm

There is also an interesting theory on light bulbs there too.
Again, I recall reading this one many years ago as well:

Dark suckers:
http://www.peizhang.com/forfun/forfu...darksucker.htm

sorry for the OT post!

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Rob,

From my understanding, colour doesn't matter.

Regards,
Humayun
Thanks Humayun - be a shame to have been creating unnecessary problems for myself. That reasures me.
p.s. I like the idea of you finding your way up to Ron's at Cambroon one day - some of your imaging skills might rub off!


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Hi Rob, can't offer any advice re the colour of darks, but your quote there
reminded me of the Smoke Theory your engineer friend is probably
on about.
I read this probably 20 odd years ago in an electronics magazine,
author unknown:
A funny read:
http://www.peizhang.com/forfun/forfu...ings_smoke.htm

There is also an interesting theory on light bulbs there too.
Again, I recall reading this one many years ago as well:

Dark suckers:
http://www.peizhang.com/forfun/forfu...darksucker.htm

sorry for the OT post!

Steve

LOL Steve!
Sounds like the Engineer I knew was familiar with that research!
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I suspected coloured flats may change the color balance so I converted them into BW..... which may have been not necessary to do.h
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