How the Heck Does One Measure Color?fleeting
- External reference: https://counting.substack.com/p/how-the-heck-does-one-measure-color
measuring color. This rabbit hole is ridiculous. I see no bottom. People devote careers to this
types of devices that measure “color”, depending on exactly how you’re defining color and what you’re doing
First is a colorimeter, a device that has uses three photosensors and filters and uses models to imitate the perception of color in humans
second is a spectrophotometer, a device with LOTS of sensors (as many as 40+) that measure the amount of light reflected/transmitted at specific wavelengths, essentially profiling the spectrum of light the object gives off
is a subjective phenomenon. It’s the result of our brains processing signals from the three different types of cone cells in our eyes.