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RGB Systems

  • Stephen Westland
  • Vien Cheung
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Abstract

The additive primaries are red, green, and blue or RGB. Unfortunately, there is no single set of RGB primaries that has achieved universal acceptance. Rather, RGB primaries have evolved over time in response to consumer demand and technological advancement. Three important sets of primaries, however, are known as SMPTE-C, ITU-R BT.601, and ITU-R BT.709-3. Many display systems currently use SMPTE-C and ITU-R BT.601 and, as high-definition television develops, ITU-R BT.709-3 is becoming more prevalent. Two important issues for RGB color-reproduction system are the color gamut and device dependency. These topics are briefly described and some recent developments are introduced.

Keywords

Color Space Color Gamut Color Reproduction Color Management Trichromatic Color Vision 
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Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of DesignUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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