System for distributing and controlling color reproduction at multiple sites

  • US 7,729,008 B2
  • Filed: 06/14/2006
  • Issued: 06/01/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/26/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A color rendering system comprising to improve color matching in relation to at least one other color device comprising:

  • a computer system which communicates with at least one computer through a network interface;

    a color output device which communicates with said computer system;

    a display linked to said computer system, said computer system providing a user interface for displaying menu selections to a user;

    a user input device operable in combination with said display and said computer system for enabling said user to choose among said menu selections expressing at least user preferences for color reproduction and to make annotations on said display for association with color image data; and

    memory for storing tonal transfer curves for the color channels of said color output device, one or more color transformations for converting a first set of color coordinates into a second set of coordinates for said output device, said color image data, and said annotations to said color image data, wherein said tonal transfer curves and said one or more color transformations are at least partly in accordance with calibration data in device-independent units of color and are useable in combination to control rendering by said color output device.

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