Posted by Alan Nagel on November 19, 1998 at 12:46:06:
In Reply to: Color vs Graphics in This Khamseh posted by R. John Howe on November 18, 1998 at 23:19:10:
John's comments approving Wendel's posting of b/w and color images side by side are right on target.
One question, though: this kind of analytical reduction--exclusion of color for the differing intensities registerable as b/w--is a selective process and the camera's eye is not identical to the human.
The final judgment we're talking about does not separate 'design' simply according to what a b/w image portrays, although that image may help us see _one_ salient pattern-function. Granted it's likely to be more useful to look at a b/w than a blue-excluded image (color or b/w). But isn't what we do with the b/w just another variation of such filterings? And would it be useful to look at the blue-excluded image to judge the design according to a certain pattern of lighting which is not impossible to find in somebody's livingroom?
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