Purple Color Shift to Purple (a known problem)
As of 06/20/2015 we believe this issue has
been resolved. Report to the studio any remaining problems.
Currently there is a known bug (problem)
with color reproduction in Chrome and Firefox browsers which has not been
reported in Safari or Internet Explorer since very early versions of the
Microsoft browser (circa 1993).
How to Fix: the problem is
corrected by saving the purple image onto your computer and opening it
in an image viewer outside the problem browsers, or have the studio
e-mail you the image directly.
Smaller images in directories show color
correctly but larger detail images sometimes shift color to purple.
Shown below is an example of the problem
followed by an example of a correct larger image.
Technical: the problem is caused by
certain browsers inability to display such a wide variety of colors as
found in the larger images.
On the other hand, if the Endico studio posted "web
safe" images (color restricted) then all of the resulting images would be far
from the intensely varied original watercolors even under the best
circumstances and in all browsers.
Bob noticed the problem in early Microsoft
Internet Explorer and delayed adding images to Mary's website for three
years until the problem had been fixed; we are still waiting for the new
generation browsers to catch up.
In any case, there is no known reproduction
process (digital or otherwise) that can capture the dynamic range of
Endico original watercolors.
An original is an original is an original.
As all things in nature, one thing is never
precisely another, and reproductions are always easily seen to be flawed
when directly compared to the original.
That's just life, and it is why so many
people travel to the studio to view Mary's watercolors in person.
this page last updated:
06/20/2015 11:44:00 AM