Some of you have probably guessed the next step in making the monitor gamut larger: add a fourth primary. Why not? Printers have done it with great success. Let’s see how it looks:
What are the downsides?
- Works only in a color-managed environment
- 33% more pixels for the same resolution
- 33% more display memory (There are ways around this)
- More complicated backlight – possibly 33% more light sources
- Monitor interface standard changes required. Would probably have to buy monitor and display adapter as a set, at least at first.
Will it happen? I don’t know. The serious photography market is probably too small for some manufacturer to go to all the trouble. It will probably come to television displays first.
I just did some research. There are already four-color TV displays available. Look here and here. They added yellow, not cyan, but the idea is the same.
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