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= Suggestions for a new colours format =
 
== Colour spaces ==
 
== Colour spaces ==
 
RGB
 
RGB
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Spot
 
Spot
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= Overview of existing formats =
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Informations included in some other colour formats.
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== CGATS.17 ==
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ANSI Standard used by QuarkXPress 7
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* Originator
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* File descriptor
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* Created
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* Manufacturer
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* Comment
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* Name format
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* Library identifier
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* Default color space
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* Color usage recommendation
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* Data format
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* Data
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[http://www.npes.org/standards/CGATS/CGATSSC3N771_CGATS17_DR13.pdf information]
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== Adobe Color Book (.acb) ==
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Used by InDesign and Photoshop
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* File Version
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* Color Book Identifier
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* Color Book Title
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* Color Name Prefix
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* Color Name Postfix
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* Color Book Description
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* Color Count
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* Colors per Page
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* Page Selector Offset
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* Color Space Identifier
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* Color Type (Spot/Process)
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For each colour
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* Name
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* Code
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* Values (depending of the Color Space)
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[http://magnetiq.com/2006/04/18/the-unofficial-photoshop-color-book-file-format-specification/ more info]
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== ASCII (and Binary) Color File (.acf .bcf) ==
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Used by Freehand and PageMaker
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* Library Name
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* Library Version
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* Copyright
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* About Message
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* Names (Full/Partial/None)
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* Rows
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* Columns
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* Number of entries
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* Prefix
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* Suffix
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* Type (Spot/Process/Mixed/hifi)
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* Models (CMYK/RGB/hifi/Spot/Lab)
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* Preferred Model
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* (Hi Fidelity inks description)
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For each colour
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* (Lab values)
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* CMYK values
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* RGB values
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* (Special inks values)
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* Type
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* Model
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* Name
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[http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/pagemaker/all/6.x/hificolr.pdf some more info]
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== Adobe Colors (.aco) ==
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Used by Photoshop
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[http://www.fine-view.com/jp/lab/doc/ps6ffspecsv2.pdf old official info]
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[http://www.nomodes.com/aco.html newer unofficial info]
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== Corel Palette (.cpl) ==
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Used by CorelDRAW
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(incomplete)
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* Name
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* Color count
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For each colour
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* (Ordering number)
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* Color space
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* Color name encoding
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* Values (depending of the Color Space)
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* Name

Revision as of 17:56, 19 February 2007

Suggestions for a new colours format

Colour spaces

RGB

CMYK

L*a*b

Features

Name

Description

Copyright

Spot

Overview of existing formats

Informations included in some other colour formats.

CGATS.17

ANSI Standard used by QuarkXPress 7


  • Originator
  • File descriptor
  • Created
  • Manufacturer
  • Comment
  • Name format
  • Library identifier
  • Default color space
  • Color usage recommendation
  • Data format
  • Data


information


Adobe Color Book (.acb)

Used by InDesign and Photoshop


  • File Version
  • Color Book Identifier
  • Color Book Title
  • Color Name Prefix
  • Color Name Postfix
  • Color Book Description
  • Color Count
  • Colors per Page
  • Page Selector Offset
  • Color Space Identifier
  • Color Type (Spot/Process)


For each colour

  • Name
  • Code
  • Values (depending of the Color Space)


more info


ASCII (and Binary) Color File (.acf .bcf)

Used by Freehand and PageMaker


  • Library Name
  • Library Version
  • Copyright
  • About Message
  • Names (Full/Partial/None)
  • Rows
  • Columns
  • Number of entries
  • Prefix
  • Suffix
  • Type (Spot/Process/Mixed/hifi)
  • Models (CMYK/RGB/hifi/Spot/Lab)
  • Preferred Model
  • (Hi Fidelity inks description)


For each colour

  • (Lab values)
  • CMYK values
  • RGB values
  • (Special inks values)
  • Type
  • Model
  • Name


some more info


Adobe Colors (.aco)

Used by Photoshop


old official info

newer unofficial info


Corel Palette (.cpl)

Used by CorelDRAW


(incomplete)

  • Name
  • Color count


For each colour

  • (Ordering number)
  • Color space
  • Color name encoding
  • Values (depending of the Color Space)
  • Name