FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How large is the color palette?
What is Hue-Saturation-Lightness (HSL) and why is it used instead of RGB, CMYK or HSV?
The image below is a rendering of the complete palette of 2000 colors.
Each of the 24 rows is a hue.
Each hue is divided into 10 columns of saturation.
Each saturation is divided into 10 rows of lightness.
What is edge detection?
The goal was to make a human readable color scheme; HSL
is very user friendly.
How fast is the color detection?
Each pixel in the source image is compared with its neighbors. A large change in the neighborhood is opaque and a no change is transparent. This is a technique common to programmers of computer vision, it's a called a Sobel operator
Speed has improved enormously since the original. Processing the entire screen is now less than a few seconds.
How does the lasso work?
The "processing area" is selected horizontally between pairs of verticle lasso lines. Drawing a box is just as effective as drawing only the left and right edges. Drawing a loop is also functional.
What image sizes do you support?
The image size is limited by the system's available memory. It will support all images captured with the device.
NEW! What are your color names?
NEW! What is the color map?
The color names are modified from HTML/CSS and viewable here
NEW! What is the color neighborhood?
The color map displays all available colors, it is the "color" button on the main page. The current functions are to halve the map via Hue and/or Saturation, simplifying the image for easier navigation.
NEW! How do I navigate the top ten list?
The color neighborhood is available while a color is selected from the top ten list. Clicking "Neighborhood" will display information on the selected color, the nearest color name and 6 nearby color names.
The top ten lists colors in descending order. To display the next ten colors, ensure "Process Selection" is highlighted, then hit "Next". To go back, hit "Prev".
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