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RGB filter

APE's RGB mode uses the RGB model, assigning an intensity value to each pixel ranging from 0 (black) to 255 (white) for each of the RGB components in a color image. For example, a bright red color might have an R value of 246, a G value of 20, and a B value of 50. When the values of all three components are equal, the result is a shade of neutral gray. When the value of all components is 255, the result is pure white; when the value is 0, pure black.

RGB images use three colors, or channels, to reproduce up to 16.7 million colors on-screen; the three channels translate to 24 (8 x 3) bits of color information per pixel. (In 16-bit-per-channel images, this translates to 48 bits per pixel, with the ability to reproduce many more colors.) In addition to being the default mode for almost all digital images, the RGB model is used by computer monitors to display colors. This means that when working in color modes other than RGB, such as CMYK, APE temporarily uses RGB mode for display on-screen.

Although RGB is a standard color model, the exact range of colors represented can vary, depending on the application or display device. APE's RGB mode varies according to the working space setting that you have specified in the RGB Settings box.

See also:

Resize filter | Brightness / Contrast filter | RGB filter | Grayscale filter | Blur filter | Motion blur filter
Soften filter | Sharpen filter | Emboss filter | Dilate filter | Erode filter | Colorize filter | HSL filter