FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
|What is the basic principle underlying ColorImpact?|
|The calculations in ColorImpact are based on the principles of color theory as
outlined by Johannes Itten (1888 - 1967: Swiss painter, designer and teacher) and others.
The basic tool for calculating the color schemes is the color wheel. The color wheel calculations are built into the program and used to calculate color schemes from a user defined base color.
|What is the difference between the standard color wheel and the artistic color wheel?|
|The artistic color wheel (or RYB wheel) is the one used in most textbooks on color theory. The primary colors are red, yellow and blue.
You can easily recognize it by looking at the complement of bright red. It should be a rich green. In most cases you will get best results by
using the artistic color wheel.
The standard color wheel (or RGB wheel) is based on the way a computer monitor produces color. The primary colors are red, green and blue. This color wheel is useful when you want to create bright rainbow gradients. Also, if you want to experiment with color formulas, the calculations are easier to understand when you use the standard color wheel.
In general, we recommend the artistic color wheel unless there is a good reason to use the standard wheel.
|What do you consider the main strengths of ColorImpact?|
The development of ColorImpact is based on these criteria:
|How do you handle requests for new features?|
We are happy to receive feedback from our users, and welcome all comments and feature requests that you might have. If you think that the program is missing a feature, feel free to contact us. We try to answer all serious requests promptly.
We do not promise to implement anything that you might ask for, but all requests will be considered and prioritized against other items on our 'to-do' list.
|What is your upgrade policy? If I buy ColorImpact today, and you release a new version of the application next month, do I get a free upgrade?|
|Yes, if you bought the program within 60 days before a new release, you are entitled to a free upgrade.|
|Is ColorImpact available on CD?|
ColorImpact is currently only available as a download from our web site.
If you are concerned about being able to reinstall the program at a later date, you can make a backup CD of the installer. You can also download the install file from our web site at any time.
|What are the system requirements for running ColorImpact?|
ColorImpact has been tested on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.
The install requires about 11 Mb hard disk space.
You should also have your graphics card set up to use True Color (24 bit or better). The program will also run with High Color (16 bit), but for precise color work this is not recommended.
In addition the Color Composer requires that you have Internet Explorer version 5 or later with the Flash plug-in.
|Is there a Mac version?|
|No, ColorImpact is currently only available for the Windows platform.|