List FAQ

Dan Margulis <76270.1033@...>


We've gotten several requests for an Applied Color Theory list FAQ.
Sterling and I have agreed on the following as a start. We'll probably post
it monthly. Like any other FAQ, it will change, so comments and suggestions
are welcome--nothing's set in stone. If you'd like to comment, please do so
to me or to Sterling privately.

Dan Margulis

Frequently Asked Questions--Applied Color Theory list

The objective of this list is to exchange information that may benefit
those who have taken or are considering taking my Applied Color Theory
courses, or who are interested in topics covered in my books, plus related
topics. This roughly comprises color correction and other methods that aim
at creating satisfactory images, normally for print purposes, occasionally

This group is for the rapid interchange of information. Posts that are
essentially chatting should be kept to a minimum.

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circumstances, of which the following are examples.

1. If in my judgment, a thread is going on too long, I will post publicly
to the list and to all participants a request to bring it to a close. My
criteria in doing this may include: limited interest of the thread to the
vast majority of the group; repetition of the same points over and over; or
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Dan Margulis
Last revised: 12/13/00