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From: Joel de Guzman (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-11-01 02:35:07

Matt Gruenke wrote:
> Joel de Guzman wrote:

>> I disagree. A color space is a tuple of numbers. It is concerned with
>> data and layout as far as I can see. That is the very definition of
>> "tuple".
> That's a color (or pixel value).
> A color space provides the semantics of these numbers, possibly
> including how they are converted to other color spaces. This may
> include its basis, CIE primaries, transfer function, gamut, etc. (For
> more information, here's a good starting point:
> )
> A pixel format establishes the mapping between channels of an image
> (i.e. color, pixel value, etc.) and components of a color space.

Now I see the confusion. There are overlaps in the definition of
colors and color-spaces of course. Did you think they were orthogonal?
See: for the definition of color-spaces.


Joel de Guzman

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