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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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D65 has a correlated color temperature of 6504 K

The most common white points in digital color workflows are D50 and D65. Both D50 and D65 are D-Illuminants with xy chromaticity coordinates specified by the CIE (Commission Internationale de l’Eclairage). The “D” stands for daylight. The number is a … Continue reading

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