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Color theory:rgb to cmyk detailed mathematical description

  1. Sep 29, 2008 #1
    I am looking for a detailed mathematical description of the color theory.
    In particular the tranformations from rgb to cmyk.
    Who knows where i can find some material?
    I googled a little bit but i found only superficial descriptions.
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  3. Sep 29, 2008 #2
    I don't think that there is a single correct, cannonical way to do that conversion. There end up being parameters that are tweaked by hand, sometime by the user.

    Also, this question should probablyl go in Electrical Engineering.
  4. Sep 30, 2008 #3
    in what i can guess, this is directly linked to linear algebra.
  5. Sep 30, 2008 #4


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    Well, I suspect they are a set of linear equations but that's only a very elementary part of "linear algebra".
  6. Sep 30, 2008 #5
    Yeah, clearly the bar has to be a bit higher for calling something "linear algebra," or else the entire engineering subforum would be subsumed into it.

    More to the point, this is a signal/image processing question. Signal/image processing is part of electrical engineering. So, putting this thread in electrical engineering should result in the best answers/discussion. Your average reader of the linear algebra subforum probably doesn't know the first thing about color image processing.
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