- New Media
Silo - Photo & Image Silhouette
OMNiON artists have been known to create some of the best silo's in the world, with the utmost skill and speed that comes from practising the art of silo creation on hundreds of thousands of images.
'Silo' generally refers to any object shot in a straightforward fashion on white seamless background typically to show the object as cleanly and simply as possible. A typical usage for silo is when an editor 'cuts out' the image from its background and inserts it into a page. One reason silos are most often shot on white is because the typical usage is in a magazine, where the pages are white - so the edges will match.
Other attributes of silos or cut-outs include:
OMNiON' color managed imaging services are suitable for professional photographers, photo studios, catalogers, publishers, retailers, online art galleries, antique product seller, e-book editors and publishers, real estate agents and e-commerce online stores. Our color management technologies keep all your communication media speaking the same language for consistent color output.
Every device in your workflow that deals with color (digital cameras, scanners, monitors, ink jet printers, and computers) captures, displays or outputs color a little differently. Each device is like a person speaking their own language. When a person speaking Chinese tries to speak with another that speaks German, there is a communication breakdown. Think of a color management system as an interpreter that communicates between devices to ensure that the intended color is communicated.
Benefits of Color Management:
Saves time and money
Effectively managing color reduces retouching times with fewer rounds of color proofs.
Allows you to trust your monitor with accurate soft-proofing
Good color management starts with good ICC profiles - which are simply a description of the color characteristics of your device. Color management allows you to reliably and consistently simulate any of the output devices in the production workflow on your monitor. Industry specified GRACoL1, SWOP3, SWOP5 press conditions can all be simulated right on your calibrated display.
Improves color space transforms
Digital cameras have replaced the drum scanner which often performed the conversion from RGB to CMYK on the fly, under the hood. Thankfully, digital cameras do not do this same conversion to CMYK. Which means it is critical to understand how to effectively convert color from RGB to CMYK when a file is destined for print. A color management system controls the conversion based on the final media specifications and the devices used in the workflow.
Facilitates in-house proofing
By applying ICC profiles with the right device, you can make one color output device simulate another device (within the gamut limitations of the source with predictable, consistent results. You can also create GRACoL1, SWOP3 and SWOP5 proofs.
Create better archives
A true RGB device-independent workflow is possible with the use of ICC profiles. Keeping files in an RGB working space and converting to CMYK upon output to a specific media, allows for repurposing of a smaller archived file.
With good ICC profiles, and consistent, calibrated devices, you can produce excellent color, on a consistent basis. And that's what color management is all about.
Contact Us: How Can We help?
Our unique innovations & turn-key solutions based on our extensive experience & depth of knowledge will help you succeed. Our founder, M. C. Abraham, is India's most experienced, successful & widely regarded publishing & media services outsourcing expert having pioneered the industry back in 1974 & our co-founder, Mat Abraham, managed media solutions technology for Quad/Graphics, USA with over 20 years experience serving all the top media & brand customers in the world.
What do Quad/Graphics-USA, Springer Verlag-Germany & Reed Elsevier-Holland have in common with M. C. Abraham?
Over the last 20 yrs, they have ALL acquired premedia startups in India founded, managed & co-owned by OMNiON Chairman & Managing Director - M. C. Abraham, the latest one being in 2012!
We believe its our people that differentiate our value to our customers. Abraham is joined in OMNiON by the most valued talent that he's worked with in India over the last several decades of proven publishing, technology & media innovation and solutions.
We Have Delivered Consistent Value Across All Our Relationships For Over 40 years:
Our 40 Year Track Record
Mr. Abraham has a proven record established over the last 40 years providing premedia services of the highest quality & best value to the top brands & publishers.
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OMNiON blends a wide range of professional services under one roof and this increases your ability to deal with the multi-dimensional challenges of today's markets.
Our staff becomes an extension of yours - we aim to become the perfect complement to your internal resources. You can use us on a regular basis or to manage the peaks and valleys in your production demand.
We can continually improve your processes & production workflows with our R&D innovation, technical excellence & deep functional expertise that borrows on decades of innovation & experience.
With the fastest internet lines in India (10Mbps) and innovative software tools & collaborative technologies we increase project visibility and overall process transparency & accountability.
We are located in the Silicon-Valley & Outsourcing Capital of India - BANGALORE. This enables us to have access to the best talent anywhere in India. This also allows us to be easily accessible to our customers around the world - we welcome you to come visit us!
We are a cross-media services firm that is equally proficient in the mobile & video channel as we are in the internet & print media channels. Our innovative & thoughtful technology solutions across all channels - tablets/mobile (iOS & Android), web/internet & print deliver the most value to our global customers. We are a truly cross-media solutions provider while being an Apple Certified Developer on the Apple iOS & Google Developer on the Android mobile platforms.
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