Microsoft's Windows Vista will feature improved graphics abilities and it is expected the software giant will today announce it has cooperated with Canon to create a new color matching system as part of the new operating system.
This new Windows Color System is designed, among other things, to match digital photo prints better with the picture that appears on the screen.
"There have been advancements made in the past to try and solve the fundamental problem that what I see on my screen doesn't match what I see from my printer," said Josh Weisberg, Microsoft group product manager. "Those advancements have helped for professionals and advanced users but didn't really do much for the rest of the world."
The new color system is part of several changes Microsoft is making with Vista that are designed to improve how Windows displays graphics. The other primary enhancements include its Avalon graphics engine, now known as the Windows Presentation Foundation, and its Metro printing engine.