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A Pixel’s Color & New Documentation Repository

Working on Wayland and Weston color management and HDR support has been full of learning new concepts and terms. Many of them crucial for understanding how color works, and what the values in a pixel actually mean. With color knowledge being surprisingly scarce, Pekka Paalanen has written “A Pixel’s Color”, an introduction to people who are already familiar with computer graphics in general, images in memory, and maybe window systems, but never really thought what the values in a pixel actually mean or what they are doing wrong with them.