Re: [Gimp-developer] Documentation on color spaces

On 10/9/13, Simon Budig <simon budig de> wrote:
Another (slightly philosophical) issue for me is, that you never explain
what you mean by color.

I added a one-paragraph summary of color:
What do you think? Will my one-paragraph summary work?

It might be worth noting, that this is different from looking at color
as "a specific intensity-distribution of wavelengths". There are
different intensity-distributions that map to the same XYZ coordinate.
While a person with normal eye-sight perceives these two
"intensity-distributions" as the same color (and for these purposes XYZ
is perfectly OK) a person with a color vision deficiency might be able
to keep them apart -
  see e.g.

I am not sure if mentioning this helps or if it confuses stuff...  :)
Based on your input I rewrote the explanation of imaginary colors,
hopefully clarified what a "real" color really is, and touched on the
subject of nonstandard color perception. Metamerism, though very
important, might be more distracting than helpful?

(I'm working on the other issue you mentioned.)


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