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Mar 6, 2012 1:37 PM CST
Name: Mary St George
New Zealand

It sounds like a very worthwhile project, Ted. However, there should be a consistent difference between the scanned chips, any petals you scan, and the monitor colour. They may be spot on on another monitor, and wrong with a different hue on a third, but consistently so on each. Maybe have a look at your scanned chips on a few other computers before you adjust them all? Make people visit with their laptops in hand!

To me, when you show a range of chips, petals, or both, that helps me to know the colour of an unfamilar flower as compared with one I know well - darker, yellower, or whatever. And that in itself is extremely helpful. I know the monitor can mislead me as to the exact shade.
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