Is it true RBG is a plot by Bill Gates?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by RichA, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Some Canon rep remarked that if it
    weren't for Bill Gates, we'd have
    CMYK camera sensors and monitors to match
    CMYK printing. Instead, we have
    RGB sensors and monitors and they
    are not 100% compatible (without
    effort) with how printers work.
     
    RichA, Dec 20, 2004
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  2. RichA

    Guest Guest

    then that canon rep doesn't know anything about light, color, printing
    and photography. i suspect this is not the only area in which he is
    ignorant.
     
    Guest, Dec 20, 2004
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  3. RichA

    PC Guest


    I think you may find there is more 'history' behind RGB than even Bill Gates
    would have the cheek to claim.

    Try reading this page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RGB especially section 5
    which states;

    <quote>
    History of RGB color model
    The use of the RGB color model as the standard for presentation of color on
    the Internet has its roots in the 1953 RCA color-TV standards and in Edwin
    Land's use of an RGB standard in the Land / Polaroid camera.

    </quote>

    Your "Canon Rep" is displaying the usual 'Ignorance' displayed by so many
    marketing/sales types. If they don't know the answer they make it up rather
    than be honest and admit (shock horror) they don't know!

    Cheers
    Paul.
     
    PC, Dec 20, 2004
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  4. RichA

    Jeremy Nixon Guest

    Never, ever, for any reason, under any circumstance, believe anything this
    person tells you, or buy anything from him.
     
    Jeremy Nixon, Dec 20, 2004
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  5. RichA

    ZONED! Guest

    Why not blame it on the inventor of the color CRT? LOL!
    Although I have posted a reply here given to me by a Canon rep, I
    generally do not beleive anything someone from Canon tells me. They
    have lied to me in the past and they absolutely refuse to divulge what
    exactly the "repaired" in parts that I have sent them. When I asked to
    speak with the tech that actually worked on my parts they disallow
    stating "he does not speak English".
     
    ZONED!, Dec 20, 2004
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  6. RichA

    ZONED! Guest

    Why not blame it on the inventor of the color CRT? LOL!
    Although I have posted a reply here given to me by a Canon rep, I
    generally do not beleive anything someone from Canon tells me. They
    have lied to me in the past and they absolutely refuse to divulge what
    exactly the "repaired" in parts that I have sent them. When I asked to
    speak with the tech that actually worked on my parts they disallow
    stating "he does not speak English".
     
    ZONED!, Dec 20, 2004
    #6
  7. Is this rep's name 'Cliff'' by any chance...?

    Gawd... It's bad enough buying ink for the printer - I'd hate to have
    to keep refilling the monitor as well! =)

    Bob ^,,^
     
    Bob Harrington, Dec 20, 2004
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  8. RichA

    Larry Guest

    That prep REALLY needs to keep his trap shut!

    CYMK is a PRINT standard for using INK on paper.

    RGB (and most all its derivitives: srgb, Adobe rgb et al) is a standard for
    generating colored LIGHT (as on a monitor screen, LCD screen ect).

    I know it gets more complicated than this simplistic explaination, but
    simplisticly, that about it.

    Monitors dont work the way printers do, and Bill Gates has NOTHING TO DO WITH
    IT!
     
    Larry, Dec 20, 2004
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  9. RGB is used in monitors and other additive
    color systems.

    CMY is used in printing and positive see through
    pictures and other subtractive color systems. The
    K (black) is added for printing because the CMY
    does not really work well enough for reflective
    systems. Printing on paper is really difficult
    stuff. Therefore does higher end ink jet printers
    have several colors, sometimes even red.

    All this has nothing to do with Eevill Bill.

    But - it is true that digital cameras could use either
    RGB or CMY. Some very few do use CMY (often with G
    added, i.e CMYG). But most do use RGB. No camera suse CMYK
    though. But - my guess is that RGBW would be very nice,
    or even RWB, where W would be white, i.e. without any filter.


    /Roland
     
    Roland Karlsson, Dec 20, 2004
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