Re: Retrieving impossible colour from Lab
Your last sentence is a doozy.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I believe the answer to where out of gamut colors go is: ‘away’ as in gone - but the numerical Lab values could be kept for reference in a duplicate of the Lab image.
If memory serves there is/was a Photoshop display option for displaying out of gamut colors as grey.
Reproducing out of gamut colors depends on the gamut of either ink or display as well as the illuminant. I believe even a plot or graph representation of a gamut will need the illuminant figured in as well. I suppose one could mix paint for a painting that would be entirely out of gamut for some methods of reproduction or even outside human perception - such as ‘invisible ink’, fluorescent colors or things that appear in infrared or ultraviolet. There are gamuts, and then there are some gamuts that are way out there.
There are lots of things we can’t perceive even though people have had a go at explaining what they would be like if we could. Humans have a different ability for hearing sound than animals. Animals also see differently than humans. Scientists try to demonstrate how animals visually perceive the world using odd-looking pictures. I’ve always thought those demonstrations fall way short for, by definition, human perception is not the same.
So, I wonder what you’re up to with this project. If you can say, what is the nature of the image you hope to produce (even if blank)?
On Sep 8, 2020, at 7:13 AM, John Phillips <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: