Hue and Saturation?

Discussion in 'Digital Darkroom' started by manishraichur, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. 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?

  2. 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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  3. 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.
  4. Get some good book about digital photography like Real World Photoshop and Real World Camera Raw.
  5. 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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