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The Science of Color
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The Basics Light has wavelengths Monochromatic light has one wavelength The human eye has rods and cones Rods: Low-light and peripheral Cones: Colors and high resolution Three kinds of cones Each sensitive to a di f erent set of wavelengths
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Color Cone Sensitivity
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Color Spaces “Color” is the intensity of three stimuli No physical process can excite single cones No way to make all “colors” Called imaginary colors (e.g. “A greener green”) Color Space Three (or four) values that represent all colors
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HSV Hue Saturation Value
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Chromaticity Diagram Divide into two components Chromaticity Brightness White and gray have same chromaticity Chromaticity has two dimensions (x,y) Can show all visible colors
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Chromaticity Diagram
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Primary Colors Pick three “colors” A range of colors can be created as a mix Called a gamut
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sRGB Standard Red Green Blue
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Adobe RGB
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