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Standard red-green-blue. A simple colour matching standard developed by Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard and commonly used by image editing software, digital cameras, etc.

It defines a standard colour space but also standardizes on a gamma of 2.2 (the latter since it’s convenient for Microsoft products). Though convenient for Web users (ie: people who view images primarily on PC monitors) it suffers form a significant drawback - it has a much smaller gamut (colour range) than many other colour standards.

cf. gamma, gamut, RGB.

Entry last updated 2002-04-29. Term 1166 of 1487.

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