Questions tagged [color-spaces]

Questions about the different ways color can be quantified and indexed, like for example RGB, CMYK, Lab or HSB. Also applicable to questions about communicating between different color spaces.

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Confusion with color management - how do I get consistent colors between different viewing tools?

I'm trying to understand how to color manage to get consistent results but I'm failing spectacularly at it currently. For reference I'm using Cinema 4D with Redshift, working with ACES. On the default ...
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Difference between reference white and whitepoint, in the context of OKLab/OKLch

A new color space, OKLab, is gaining traction, so I was reading up on the documentation. In the original post introducing OKLab, it says "Oklab uses a D65 whitepoint". However, in the ...
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Why are some colors shown as one in some display programs?

I am very confused about this png. The colours look different on different programs. There are two types of programs: the ones who display it correctly with many different shades of colours in its ...
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Basic practical difference between Lab and Lch color models

What is the basic practical difference between CIE Lab and CIE Lch (aka HCL, right?) color models? All I have found about them on Google is that they are two different ways to represent the same color ...
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Color changes inside artboard in illustrator

this is really weird for me and it's the first time a see it happens: I am working on a design, and I've been noticing that colors look different as I expect. I just found that colors are different ...
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How are #654ff0 and #f0db4f complementary?

The new WebAssembly logo uses a colour, #654ff0, that is claimed to be complementary to the one used in a JavaScript logo, #f0db4f: I've tried various online tools (#654ff0 gives #fd9815 or #ffd63b ...
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Why are my colors shifting when exporting a gif in Photoshop

You can see how the colors got very dull compared to the original. I've tried changing number of colors, color space, dithering. I tried locking or shifting colors in the color table. Nothing seems to ...
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Color accuracy issues Macbook / PC

I have a weird behavior between a PC and a Macbook (2016) regarding color accuracy. The PC is connected to a BenQ SW271 monitor and the monitor is in sRGB mode Both are calibrated using the X-Rite ...
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InDesign: Export with SVG in spot colors

My Indesign document needs to be printed with a spot color. I have a svg-logo which is supposed to have this exact spot color. It seems that I have no control over the color of the svg? How can I ...
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Why Photoshop changes the color after export even I use sRGB profile?

First, I created a new file in sRGB space: Then I painted it with the color (255, 0, 0): I double-checked that I'm working in sRGB: Then I exported it: Then the final result is still not shown as (...
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Is it possible and reasonable to compensate the media white point of a target color profile?

I’ve been trying to figure out color management (mostly in InDesign, but this question is more general) in a print production workflow in more detail recently. What I am trying to achieve is printing ...
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How to divide circle of colors into named segments?

Is there some convention to divide circle of colors into named segments? I want to define segments as basic colors, like red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue, magenta and pink. Problem is: where to ...
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Calibrate standard rainbow colors from different bicolor images

I'm trying to figure out an efficient way (whether using Photoshop actions or whatnot) to convert a series of bi-color images into rainbow color calibration variations Here is a sample input image (...
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Checkerboard background is transparent but doesn't have alpha channel?

I've had a hard time to understand what is the relationship between transparent and alpha channel in Photoshop for a PNG image, I have this screen shot you can see I have a checkerboard background ...
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ghostscript creates sRGB not CMYK PDF file

Problem Following recommendations from a variety of discussion (see below), I have attempted to use ghostscript to convert a PDF file in an sRGB colorspace (generated by Inkscape) into a PDF/X-1a file,...
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Color management between different pieces of software

I don't know much about color management even though I read a lot about it today. I know a computer needs calibration in order to render colors accurately, but as an amateur, I don't have the tools or ...
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Which fractal generators can render in the Adobe RGB color space?

I want to try generating fractals, viewing them on a BenQ SW270C monitor (which can view Adobe RGB color space) and then photo-print on art paper. I've previously used Apophysis and Fractorium -- they ...
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Mapping 3D RGB color-space to 1D Visible light wavelength

I wonder how to make a 1-to-1 mapping between the 3D RGB color-space and 1D visible light wavelength (nanometers)? I have shown their images below: I mean if I want to know what is the RGB color that ...
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Color correct to counter low blue light

Everytime I create a video,it looks good in a normal screen but considering half of the people have the low blue light effect enabled, I would like to balance somehow the colors of my videos to ...
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Change in colors on different screens

So, I created a project in Illustrator and when I uploaded it on Behance the color appeared way off on my mobile, like the pinks changed to browns. It's appearing fine on my MacBook screen but in all ...
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How can I detect if a color is gray

I'm trying to programatically detect if a color is "gray" or not. The best measure of "grayness" I could find was the saturation. The problem that I'm running into is that ...
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How do I get the HTML hex color corresponding to a color on screen?

I need to render rectangles in HTML/CSS that exactly match rectangles in PowerPoint. How do I get the hex color code? Presumably the Mac Digital Color Meter Tool is the tool for the job. But me and ...
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How to find a color within area in CIE 1931 color space

Color should fall within an area defined with coordinates in CIE 1931 color space as stated in CIE 39.2 - "Recommendations for Surface Colours for Visual Signalling". The area is described ...
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YCrCb colorspace: why does it contain only blue and red color information, but not green?

I was reading about YCrCb colorspace. First channel, Y is "luminance" (akin to the brightness) of the pixel. Second channel, Cb is the "chrominance" (aka color) for blue. Third channel, Cr, is the "...
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PPM wrong color display

I get weird results when displaying a PPM: (this is actually an upscaled PNG) And here's what the file looks like: The dimensions are fine (10 rows, 8 columns), just the colors are wrong (or am I ...
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Where to find or how to make large harmonious color palettes?

For a website, I have a list of some 500-1000 items. I would like to display them individually with(in) e.g. a colored card but also as combinations of 2 up to ~5 items/colors. So, if I would display ...
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Gray values different between grayscale and RGB color modes?

I'm trying to understand the different numbers I get when I convert an image from grayscale to RGB or vice versa. I'm only working with grayscale values at the moment as I'm working on a heightmap but ...
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How to make truly additive “Addition” layer modes? [closed]

This image summarises my mathematical struggles with the seemingly simple rule of “Addition” layer modes in different graphics applications (tested with GIMP and Inkscape). Since the greyscale layers ...
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Is there a name/formulae for the hue-circle scaling Adobe is using with "Kuler"

It's not immediately obvious, but when you visit Adobe Color aka "Kuler", you'll notice that the hue of the color-circle is not evenly spaced: As you can see in the image above, a regular hue spacing ...
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Krita - any color space settings/profiles that allow me to have this as Chunk data in the output PNG file?

I analysed the chunk data of a PNG image(unknown source): In Krita, is there the possibility to export a PNG with these types of chunk information directly in the export process? (gAMA, file gamma ...
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Web Safe AND CMYK (U.S. Web Coated v2) swatch

I was curious if there such a thing exists such as a swatch of the intersection set of web-safe and cmyk compliant colors? Is there an adobe swatch library for this? My reasoning being to limit myself ...
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What do you call (S×V) in the HSV color model?

What do you call the quality of a color being “vivid,” or in other words, the quality of a hue being distinct and recognizable? Mathematically speaking, what do you call (S×V) in the HSV color model?
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For web, should a P3 image be converted to sRGB or left in P3?

When preparing graphics for the web, if an image is using Display P3 color space, should it be converted to the so common (and so unfortunately named) sRGB EIC61966-2.1, or left in its native Display ...
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Perceptually uniform alternative to HSV for optical flow visualisation

(I'm somewhat new to this, so please forgive me if there are errors in this question.) In optical flow visualisation, where a vector field is visualised with colours, it is common to use the the Hue, ...
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Correcting monitor colors for CYMK printing?

Looking for some help with what i think is a monitor calibration issue. My monitor is a Eizo EV2336W, system is windows 7, using adobe products (PS, etc), also have a datacolor sypder. Within color ...
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Is any quality lost when saving a flat RGB PSD as PNG?

Sometimes when I have a PSD I'm working on, and I flatten it and do an incremental save, I save as PNG instead of PSD because (1) the file can be opened even without Photoshop on another machine, (2) ...
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What is the difference between brightness and luminance? (HSB vs. LAB)

I've been trying to understand the difference between the brightness or value component (as part of HSB/HSV) and the luminance component (as part of LAB). I've read this short article on xrite which ...
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Are spot colors limited and why CMYK mix is not treated same as spot color mix?

I read this article today. I understood a few things, but few remained unanswered. The article mentioned 18 basic colors. The things little confused me after that line. I assumed Pantone have only 18 ...
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RGB to CMYK conversion of mid-grey colour

I have a logo which has been designed using RGB colours. Part of the logo is in grey and the colour use for this is a middle grey, R127, G127, B127. Several online colour scheme generators convert ...
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Print: png or pdf? Size?

I am sure this question has been asked many times but I can't find it, here it is: I am exporting from photoshop an image, 300dpi, I had set the image size at 2480x3508 px thinking it was A4, but the ...
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RGB and CMYK - what to expect when printing

I've designed some artwork which I originally planned to only print myself (on my home laser printer), and so I worked in RGB. I've since decided to do a print run in CMYK (outsourcing to a 4-colour ...
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Photoshop Color Management: Proof with Xerox Versalink C500 different from CMYK production printer?

I'm having a hard time getting accurate colors between calibration on my monitor; a Xerox C500 i'm using to proof, and the end result when sent to our production printer. I'm not sure exactly where my ...
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Chromaticity diagram

The chromaticity diagram is said to describe all colors visible to the human eye. However, I have also read that all visible colors are contained in a 3D color space – very similar to a cone – and ...
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Color scheme trasformations

Given a set of colors, say colors on this webpage, and another palette of an equal number of colors, what would be a good way to map the former to the latter while: preserving contrast between ...
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Can I use recolor artwork feature in Ai to get this result (swap color of objects)?

See the image below. I need to do this thing. If you see, the positions of hands and diamonds are same in both parts, but there colors are swapped. I did this manually by picking each of them and ...
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Is there a well-distinguishable toric color space subset?

For a plot I want to represent two periodic angles with a single color. Theoretically this is possible, since a torus (think Doughnut, any surface point of which can be described via two angles) can ...
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List of ColorSpaces does not usually include PDF ColorSpaces?

Why a (complete) list of ColorSpaces, like the one in Wikipedia, would ignore the 11 color spaces used in PDF file format? Device dependent color spaces: DeviceGray DeviceRGB DeviceCMYK Device ...
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Color wheel with constant subjective hue gradient (better than CIELAB)

I'm looking for a color space that gives me a color wheel where two pairs of hues each with the same number of degrees apart gives the same perceived distance of hue. I found this for the CIELAB ...
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Are there any tool to preview colors across devices? [closed]

Just wondering if anyone knows of an app or website that will approximate how images commonly appear on mac, pc, android or iPhone. Kind of like a proof setup view in Photoshop but for more color ...
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Assign Profile using a custom color profile from another image

First, I am still struggling to fully understand color profiles, but I feel like I have most of the basic concepts. I welcome any corrections to any misunderstandings revealed by what I am asking, ...