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So basically, "float" means that it stores a significand and a base exponent. A "standard" 32-bit float uses 1 bit for sign, 8 bits for exponent and 23 bits for signifcand. The key here is that the scale (the exponent) is stored with the number. "Fixed" is stored hi-word/low-word "packed". A 32-bit fixed point is probably going to be a 16 bit integer before ...


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Color space is a model of how colors are defined. Some can define and use more color, or wider gamut. Color profile is a model to translate the colors to a particular destination, say a variety of paper and other devices. In other words, color space it relevant to the computer and the software in which you create your work, whereas color profile is relevant ...



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