A color space is an organized collection of colors. The term is used for the colors supported by digital devices and file formats. Color spaces may also be device-independent so as to achieve compatibility between devices.
ExampleA digital camera uses a color space specific to the manufacturer. When a photographer edits the photo, the software converts the photo to the software's color space. When the photo is displayed on a screen, the video adapter converts it to another color space specific to that device.
NotesA color space is typically implemented with a mathematical model known as a color model.
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