When do you want to convert graphics to grayscale?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by stanw, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    #1
    When is it a good idea to convert your artwork to grayscale to check it for contrast? Is this something you should always do or are there only some situations that this should be checked?

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2009
    #2
    greyscale

    yet more people wanting their homework questions answered.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    #3
    haha...not homework at all. Trying to figure out what situations I should be doing this, situations that I'm not aware of that it might be helpful...
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    #4
    I do this as one part of my section 508 compliance testing for colorblindness. If you do any work for government agencies it is a requirement, tho its a smart idea to do it anyway. Colorblindness is the most common disability in the United States.
     
  5. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2012
    #5
    Wasn't mentioned:

    For the purpose of photocopying.

    Low contrast images look like crap when photocopied.
     

Share This Page