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GraphicsGale HSV Scale 1-100 vs 1-255

on: August 10, 2014, 09:14:37 am
I updated my version of Gale today and found that the HSL/HSV goes up to 255 instead of 100 like the previous version. I don't know if that larger scale offers more precision but I'd learned about colors using a 1-100 scale and have a lot of mental associations built up with that numerical range. Does anyone know why this changed and if there's a way to change it back? Is there an advantage to using 1-255 I should care about? Thanks

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Re: GraphicsGale HSV Scale 1-100 vs 1-255

Reply #1 on: August 10, 2014, 09:47:04 am
Jeebus how old was the version you were using? I don't remember it ever being 100.

In 8-bit RGB with a pure primary hue and full saturation the full range of the HSL lightness component could potentially yield 512 distinct RGB values (256 from black to red and 256 from red to white).
256 lightness values isn't 512 but its a lot closer than 100 is.