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# How is Delta E calculated?

Delta E* (Total Color Difference) is calculated based on delta L*, a*, b* color differences and represents the distance of a line between the sample and standard. Effectively a delta E* tolerance value defines an acceptance sphere around the standard or target color.

Similarly, what does L * a * b * stand for?

The CIELAB color space (also known as CIE L*a*b* or sometimes abbreviated as simply "Lab" color space) is a color space defined by the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) in 1976.

Also, what is Delta value in printing?

Delta E (∆E) Delta E is defined as the difference between two colors in an L*a*b* color space. As the values determined are based on a mathematical formula, it is important that the type of color formula is taken into account when comparing the values.

How do I convert RGB to XYZ?

Linear RGB to XYZ
For example, if your values are in the range [0, 255], you must first divide each by 255.0. The output XYZ values are in the nominal range [0.0, 1.0]. The XYZ values will be relative to the same reference white as the RGB system.

What is Delta value on color?

Delta E is a metric for understanding how the human eye perceives color difference. The term delta comes from mathematics, meaning change in a variable or function. The suffix E references the German word Empfindung, which broadly means sensation. On a typical scale, the Delta E value will range from 0 to 100.