For everybody who has been thinking that they need to color-calibrate their
monitors, but who have not gotten around to getting access to a
colorimeter: Richard Hughes has announced
the "ColorHug". "This is hardware that measures the colors shown on
the screen and creates a color profile. Existing hardware is proprietary
and 100% closed, and my hardware is open source. It has a GPL bootloader,
GPL firmware image and GPL hardware schematics and PCBs. It's faster than
the proprietary hardware, and more importantly a lot cheaper.
is currently seeking enough pre-orders to make an initial run of the
hardware. (See this article
to learn more
about color profiles and how Linux systems can use them). (Thanks to Paul Wise).
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