Since I am deconstructing the rainbow/spectrum in RGB, HSV color spaces, I will show it in dichromat “color space”, and finally will then make a new one in CIE L*a*b* color space I thought I should include a review of the basics. So what is a color space? This good post answers that question.
In my job I probably use the phrase “colour space” every day and have done for the last 20 years. So imagine my surprise when I was talking with a colleague recently and after a few minutes he said “Can I stop you for a second there Steve – when you say colour space, what exactly do you mean?”.
A colour space is like a map. A map of New York, for example, shows the location of various landmarks with reference to the xy coordinates (the position in horizontal x and vertical y units on the map). A colour space or colour map does the same thing with colours. Perhaps the simplest colour space is the spectrum, see below:
As we look from right to left on the spectrum the wavelengths changes from around 700nm on the far left to about 400nm on the far right. So this map shows…
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