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Re: Baffled by color postscript
In article <MPG.email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
(David Fanning) wrote:
> Kenneth P. Bowman (email@example.com) writes:
> > I think you can use *colors* in the "PLOT" part of the program, but not
> > 256^3 *different* colors (i.e., 24-bit).
> Exactly. And the question is "why not?". My usual clandestine
> sources are unusually quiet. :-)
I have it on relatively good authority (the RSI Support Tech who handled
my query some months back), that the PS device driver simply does not do
24-bit color except for bitmaps. She confirmed this with the development
I don't believe that the PS interpreter in color printers has any problem
converting between RGB and CMYK. It already does that for 8-bit color,
which is the same fundamental problem.
The problem is in the IDL device driver, not in the printer.
Kenneth P. Bowman, Professor 409-862-4060
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