When do you want to convert graphics to grayscale?

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

  1. stanw macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2007
    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?

  2. spacedcadet macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2009

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

    Aug 29, 2007
    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. lucidmedia macrumors 6502a

    Oct 13, 2008
    Wellington, New Zealand
    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. treatment macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2012
    Wasn't mentioned:

    For the purpose of photocopying.

    Low contrast images look like crap when photocopied.

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