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Chapter 11. Working with Displays and Pe... > Introduction to ColorSync

Introduction to ColorSync

As you work with color images and color output devices, you will soon realize that there is no standard color display, printer, or scanner. A color space represents the possible output colors for a device by using a hypothetical one- to four-dimensional space. Each dimension in the space represents different intensities of the components that define a color. For example, a common space is RGB (red, green, blue). This three-dimensional color space is defined by the three primary colors of light. (The primary colors of pigment are commonly known to be red, yellow, and blue, but light combines differently.) Many other spaces exist that address other specific needs, such as printed color.

Although every display you buy is undoubtedly an RGB display, the RGB color space it supports varies depending on the quality of the display's components. Different phosphors produce slightly different shades of red, green, and blue. Cheap CRT monitors might have a slight yellow or green tint to them, whereas LCD panels have vibrant hues but may have less consistency in gradations than professional CRT displays.


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