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101 – Color, LUTs and You
What is color?
Red, Green, Blue
This is a additive color created from light emitting pixels
Example: TV, Monitors, phones, etc
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, BlacK *Key is also used to avoid confusion with blue in RGB
This is a subtractive color created from pigments
Example: Magazines, books, comic, etc
How does a computer see color?
Because computers are based on math all calculations are done in linear space.
How do humans see color?
Humans tend to see more colors in a mid range. We tend to see less dark and bright colors
How do printers see color?
Printers put color to paper via Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and blacK ink.