At 02:29 AM 7/08/01 -0700, you wrote:
>I am very intrigued by the number of people on this list how have color
>deficiency. Does anyone know how common this is in the general
>population (or even just the male population)?
Quite a few of us, I'll wager.. About 10% of the male population have
'colour impairment', most commonly in the red-green area, like me. Very
few are truly blind to colour and actually see in b&w, so the world is
still very colourful to most of us. Have a look here for an interesting
discussion with Dan Margulis (just click on the yellow link..):
>I also find it interesting that a very color demanding field
>(Photography with interest in digital scanning) would attract so many
>people who have to deal with color perception disabilities.
Me too! I've always wondered why on earth I am so fascinated by colour and
want to work with it despite the difficulty - perhaps it is exactly
*because* of the added attention one has to pay to colour early in life. I
remember a teacher in about 2nd grade making unkind comments about the lime
green lion I had painted. I figured they were green so they could hide in
what I presumed was the green grass of Africa. :)
Before that I had no idea I had a problem..
>Maybe if enough people with this condition demand more objective color
>control we'll all benefit from easier to use color management.
And wouldn't life be wonderful!!!! sigh. But from what I see, I'll be
dead and gone before it is easy. :(
My approach (currently being implemented..) is to carry a colour test
target with me, include it as one frame in the shoot, and then try and get
the numbers to match as best I can. (And get someone normal to check on me
now and then..)