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  1. I neglected to mention that how a picture appears on your computer monitor depends a lot on how your monitor is adjusted. If the color balance of your monitor is off or the brightness is set too high or too low, a properly balanced JPEG file still won’t look right. The picture I posted of Mesa Verde was in fact a bit dark, but I didn’t try to adjust the brightness since I suspect most peoples’ monitors are set a little too bright.
    Most of us are used to seeing white, yellow, orange, red, and pink in daffodils, so our brains compensate for seeing these colors even if the display is a little off. We’re not used to green daffodils, so our brains don’t internally compensate for greens that are a little off. That’s why I made a special effort to get the right hue (if not lightness) of Mesa Verde.
    To see a image as it’s meant to be seen, you need to calibrate your computer monitor, develop a color profile of it, and use an application that uses the color profile to send the image to your monitor. The application also needs to know what color space the image is using. This is far more complicated than most people are willing to deal with. Also only one obscure web browswer actually does color management. For those of you who know and care, the JPEG files I posted use the sRGB color space.
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