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A hue refers to the gradation of color within the optical spectrum, or visible spectrum, of light. "Hue" may also refer to a particular color within this spectrum, as defined by its dominant wavelength, or the central tendency of its combined wavelengths. For example, a light wave with a central tendency within 565-590 nm will be yellow.
In an RGB color space, hue can be thought of as an angle φ in standard position. To calculate φ, let R, G, B be the color coordinates in RGB space, defined on a scale from zero to one. Then, after obtaining the brightness μ and the saturation σ, the hue could be obtained from
The RGB coordinates should be derivable from the μ, σ, φ coordinates as follows:
Hue is a coordinate (an angle of rotation) in HSB color space.
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