Bit Depth

Bit depth is the number of colors that can be described by an image’s numerical values. Think of it as the number of crayons you have to make a drawing. … Read More

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Color Profiles

In this post we examine color profiles, which are specific flavors of a color model. Each color model describes a method to turn colors into numbers, but within each of these color models, there are different ways to calculate the numbers. … Read More

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Understanding Color in Digital Images

Color is represented in digital images by the translation of visual information into numbers. Digital images are basically a rectangle of dots, each representing a color or tone, commonly referred to as a bitmap or a pixmap. We look at color models, profiles and bit depth. … Read More

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