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Hue and Saturation?

Manish Raichur , Dec 27, 2006; 11:49 a.m.

I wanted to know what is the difference between Hue and Saturation?

I am working on some of my recently visited Zion pictures. I wanted to bring out the redness in the canyons and the rocks.In Adobe Camera Raw,i saw a tab called "Calibrate" whch had "Red Hue" and "Red Saturation".

Am i going in the right direction by playing with these 2 sliders?



Will Hammond , Dec 27, 2006; 12:00 p.m.

Hue is the "Tint", what some people refer to as the "Color". Saturation is how vibrant or rich the color is.


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Frans Waterlander , Dec 27, 2006; 01:33 p.m.

Get some good book about digital photography like Real World Photoshop and Real World Camera Raw.

Bruce Watson , Dec 27, 2006; 01:33 p.m.

There are a number of ways to describe and/or represent color. One of the more popular models shows color as a 3D space. The three axes are hue, saturation, and value (aka lightness, aka brightness).

A highly simplified explanation is: Hues are things like reds, blues, and greens. Saturation is what makes a given hue and value pastel or vibrant. Value is what makes a given hue and saturation dark or light.

Paul Kerfoot , Dec 27, 2006; 07:12 p.m.

Hi Manish Hue is another word for color and saturation is the intensity of that color. For example, if the hue is red then a saturated red would be fire engine red and a desaturated red would be pink.

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