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This glossary holds definitions important for the GIMP development. These include functional definitions i.e. from computer graphics and color theory, terms from BABL and GEGL etc.
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- A (uppercase) -
- The alpha channel in a color model, for instance in RGBA.
- In babl the alpha value in a color model. If combined with alpha-premultiplied color channels: the alpha value each color channel R, G, B was multiplied with to achieve Ra, Ga, Ba. Needed to get from RaGaBa back to RGB. The same applies to R'aG'aB'aA, YaA, Y'aA.
- a (lowercase) -
- The axis in the CIELAB color space which denotes the magenta-green component of the image. One end of the axis is green and the other end red. Combined with the b axis, you can describe the hue and saturation of a color. <ref> CHROMiX ColorWiki</ref>
- In babl: marks a color channel to be premultiplied with alpha, for instance RaGaBa is premultiplied alpha RGB
- babl - a dynamic, any to any, pixel format translation library. (Website)