Thursday, July 29, 2010

Getting To Know You

I have spent a fair amount of time the last few weeks getting my new computer and other devices set up and working. Today I thought we were done. Not quite so!

One of the issues we ran into was the fact that colors that looked close to perfect on my old computer showed up almost neon on my new computer. We made 2 changes to the color system.

It was a challenge to figure out how to really see what was happening.

I decided the best way to evaluate things was to take a picture of this particular quilt "In Living Color" which I made from Jinny Beyer's original 100 palette fabrics.
I then downloaded it to each computer rather that cutting and pasting from one to the other.
With the quilt in hand we held it right next to the new monitor and tried to see how close it came to the colors of the fabrics in the quilt.
We were able to see where the colors were off and adjust the new computer to closely replicate them. I have to say I am still not 100% satisfied with the way I see them on the new computer.

I had heard how different monitors show color differently and this made me a believer. I am still using the old computer to do my blog posts but I will switch very soon. When I do I will note it on the blog and I'd appreciate it if you let me know if you notice a big difference.

I posted this quilt in a larger size than normal. If you click on it you will be able to see the colors and fabrics very clearly. If you have some of Jinny's original palette fabrics you may want to compare them to my rendering.


Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

Beautiful! I'm a JB fan too!!

CitricSugar said...

Oh, my goodness - this quilt is so gorgeous! I absolutely love it.

Ethne said...

What a beautiful quilt - there's a lot of hard work in this and it shows - thanks for sharing, you got your computer etc set up in time, great

What Comes Next? said...

can't comment on the colour renditions as I have nothing to compare to, but I can comment on the quilt! Amazing! I love the colour gradations and the design, and the piecing you've done looks perfect! I hope you can get your monitor set up to your preferences.

Margaret said...

Very beautiful in color and design!

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Margaret Gunn

Lonci said...

This is really great,beautiful:))))

QuiltinGal said...

This is very eye catching. I hope you enter this quilt in some quilt contest or at a quilt show. Keep up the wonderful work. Quilting is such an addiction.