1. What Is Color?: Reflections on Life

“It’s not easy being green,” sang the velvet voice of Kermit the Frog, perhaps giving us some indication of how the frog felt to be a felt frog. While none of us may ever know the experience of “being green,” it’s worth reflecting (as we are all reflective objects) on the experience of “seeing green.”

You don’t have to be a color expert to use color management. But if you’re totally unfamiliar with the concepts behind the technology, color management may seem like magic. We don’t expect you to become as obsessed with color as we are—indeed, if you want any hope of leading a normal life, we advise against it—but we do recommend that you familiarize yourself with the fundamentals we lay out in this chapter. ...

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