Color images are involved in every aspect of our lives, where they play an important role in everyday activities such as television, photography, and printing. Color perception is a fascinating and complicated phenomenon that has occupied the interests of scientists, psychologists, philosophers, and artists for hundreds of years [211, 217]. In this chapter, we focus on those technical aspects of color that are most important for working with digital color images. Our emphasis will be on understanding the various representations of color and correctly utilizing them when programming. Additional color-related issues, such as colorimetric color spaces, color quantization, and color filters, are covered in subsequent chapters.
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