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In a message dated 5/14/02 11:04:20 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: >Okay, so what's the actual difference between a colorimeter and a >spectrophotometer--or for that matter, a spectrometer? And as to the >densitometer, am I right in assuming that that's a monochrome device that >ignores color? Well, thats close enough... and will do for a densitometer or even a luminancemeter as well, from our viewpoint. The two that matter for color management are sepctros and colorimeters. Spectros split light into discreet bands with a difraction grating, and meaure the amount of light in each band with sensors. Colorimeters filter light with a series of filters, and measure the results with sensors. So more data manipulation is necessary with a colorimeter... and fewer bands are used. They can be cheaper,smaller, and more rugged however; so if they suit a given task, then colorimeters may be more desirable for those reasons. C. David Tobie Design Cooperative CDTobie@designcoop.com - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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