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Mar 16, 2012 10:17 AM CST
Name: Ted
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I have posted the initial scans of the American Dahlia Society color charts to the Hollyhill Dahlias website.
I decided not to adjust them initially as the scanner is theoretically set up to copy colors accurately. I suppose that scanners are designed to copy a wide range of items and that the high level of the printing pigments on the color charts may be a bit out of the ordinary. My perception is that the scans are generally too light as compared to the actual chips. As I have said before, 99% of dahlia people do not have the color charts. Even if these scans are not perfect, they are better than nothing and we can probably improve the accuracy with some feed back from users. I may post some pictures of some dahlias and include in the frame the color chip as designated by the ADS Classification guide. That would be interesting. It may well be that a better "retail" version of the color guide would be a set of pictures of dahlias that are supposedly the color of a specific chip. Then if someone wanted to know what color Red 24 is, they would access a picture of some Red 24 flowers. The inaccurate rendering of the actual chips on different monitors would probably not be as obvious when the flower is there to express the color.

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