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an additive color model using the primary colors red, green and blue to reproduce a wide range of colors.

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Can all colors be described with RGB?

If one could pick ideal sensitivities for the RGB filters of a camera sensor, would it be possible to capture any color as humans see it?
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Filter for RGB separation and its effect on the image

Looking at Bayer filter of a typical consumer camera, one can easily see that sensitivity of the filter for each color is all over the place. Are there filters similar to Bayer that do a better job at ...
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Why do we use RGB instead of wavelengths to represent colours?

As we know, the colour of a particular beam of light depends on its frequency (or wavelength). Also, isn't that the information which is first captured by digital cameras? Then, why do we use formats ...
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How do I interpret individual colors on RGB histogram?

I know how to read the Luminosity histogram and I thought that I knew how to read RGB histogram as well, until I saw the following example: The RGB histogram shows exactly the same 3 'spikes'. What ...
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Are RGB numeric values equal to CMYK percentages?

are RGB numeric values equal to CMYK percentages?
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What are the RGB primaries in a camera?

More generally, what is the nature of the gamut? Primaries as peak sensitivity don't behave the same as primaries for mixing output. I suppose this is necessary to know for RAW importing and would be ...
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What's the best method to change colours in a photo to another specific color?

What is the best way to change the colours in a photo to a specific colour? Specifically, how can we change the colours using Curves or Levels Layer? Here are few examples for understanding: orange ...
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Why is an overexposured-area white?

From what I understand, camera sensor photosites have 'filters' on them so that each can receive only either red, blue or green light. Example: When there is an overexposure of only pure blue light, ...
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Can I do "back conversion" of a B&W JPEG to color?

I have a black and white JPEG. It is in fact an RGB image, which means that the color is still there. And I know from past experience that when I shoot B&W with my Canon, the color image is still ...
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Color Calibration on Sharp LC-32LB370U monitor

I'm having trouble trying to fix the color for my Sharp LED monitor. This has been an issue for about a year or so, and I'd still like to use it, but the wrong colors are too distracting. I've gone ...
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