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Volume: 4 | Article ID: art00061
Proposal for a Standard Default Color Space for the Internet—sRGB
  DOI :  10.2352/CIC.1996.4.1.art00061  Published OnlineJanuary 1996

HP and Microsoft propose the addition of support for a standard color space, sRGB, within the Microsoft OS's, HP products and the Internet. The aim of this color space is to complement the current color management strategies by enabling a third method of handling color in the OS's and the Internet that utilizes a simple and robust device independent color definition that will provide good quality and backwards compatibility with minimum transmission and system overhead. Based on a colorimetric RGB color space well suited to Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitors, television, scanners, digital cameras, and printing systems, such a space can be supported with minimum cost to software and hardware vendors. Our intent here is to promote its adoption by showing the benefits of supporting a standard color space, the suitability of the standard color space we are proposing, describe some of the system issues and propose a methodology for its implementation on the Web.

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Matthew Anderson, Ricardo Motta, Srinivasan Chandrasekar, Michael Stokes, "Proposal for a Standard Default Color Space for the Internet—sRGBin Proc. IS&T 4th Color and Imaging Conf.,  1996,  pp 238 - 245,

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