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Color Temperature and Correlated Color Temperature CCT

People sometimes get confused about the meaning of correlated color temperature (CCT) and the relationship of this metric to color temperature and the D series of CIE standard illuminants (e.g., D50 and D65). I will offer some scientific insight here … Continue reading

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A Digital Camera Does Not Have A Color Gamut

Color gamut is a popular concept in digital color management, and is frequently mentioned in discussions about the selection of a color space (e.g., sRGB or ProPhoto RGB) or the compression of colors in a color-managed workflow. Color gamut volume … Continue reading

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RIT MCSL Industrial Short Courses 2012

The Munsell Color Science Lab at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is offering Industrial Short Courses again this year in June. The instructors are faculty and staff at the Munsell Color Science Lab. A short description of each instructor … Continue reading

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The CIELAB Reference White

One of the important factors in calculating color coordinates in the CIELAB color space is the reference white. The two primary inputs to the CIELAB equations are the set of CIE XYZ tristimulus values for the stimulus, or measured color, … Continue reading

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The Proper Notation for the CIELAB Color Space

The 1976 CIELAB color space is 3-dimensional with the dimensions labeled as L*, a*, and b*. Unfortunately, some implementations of the CIELAB color space in software applications have not followed the proper notation and have simply labeled the three dimensions … Continue reading

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