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Grayscale vs. Color — What's the Difference?

Grayscale vs. Color — What's the Difference?

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Grayscale

In digital photography, computer-generated imagery, and colourimetry, a greyscale image is one in which the value of each pixel is a single sample representing only an amount of light; that is, it carries only intensity information. Greyscale images, a kind of black-and-white or grey monochrome, are composed exclusively of shades of grey.
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Color

Color (American English), or colour (Commonwealth English), is the characteristic of visual perception described through color categories, with names such as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, or purple. This perception of color derives from the stimulation of photoreceptor cells (in particular cone cells in the human eye and other vertebrate eyes) by electromagnetic radiation (in the visible spectrum in the case of humans).
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Grayscale

A series of shades ranging from pure white to pure black, used in displaying monochromatic images.
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Color

The appearance of objects or light sources described in terms of the individual's perception of them, involving hue, lightness, and saturation for objects, and hue, brightness, and saturation for light sources.
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Grayscale

An image displayed using such a series of shades.
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Color

The characteristics of light by which the individual is made aware of objects or light sources through the receptors of the eye, described in terms of dominant wavelength, luminance, and purity.
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Grayscale

(photography) A printed strip of graduated tones used to check exposure and development times.
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Color

A gradation or variation of this aspect, especially when other than black, white, or gray; a hue:fireworks that exploded in brilliant colors.
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Grayscale

(imaging) The use of black and white, representing color with shades of gray.
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Color

A substance, such as a dye, pigment, or paint, that imparts a hue.
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Grayscale

(imaging) Black and white, representing color with shades of gray.
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Color

The use of different colors in visual representation.
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Grayscale

(transitive) To convert to grayscale.
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Color

The different colors used in visual representation:one of the earliest movies in color.
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Color

The general appearance of the skin, especially as an indication of good health
Regained her color after a few days' rest.
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Color

A reddening of the face, as a blush or sign of anger.
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Color

Skin pigmentation considered as a racial characteristic or a marker of racial identity, especially when other than white:"My father told me if I go west, there's integration; you don't worry about color"(Itabari Njeri). See Usage Note at person of color.
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Color

A colored item, such as a badge, ribbon, or piece of clothing, serving as an identifying mark:wore the colors of their college.
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Color

A flag or banner, as of a country or military unit:a ship flying the colors of Brazil.
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Color

The salute made during the ceremony of raising or lowering a flag.
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Color

ColorsOne's opinion or position:Stick to your colors.
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Color

OftencolorsCharacter or nature:revealed their true colors.
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Color

An outward and often deceptive appearance:a tale with the merest color of truth.
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Color

Appearance of authenticity:testimony that lends color to an otherwise absurd notion.
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Color

(Law)The appearance of a legal claim, as to a right or office.
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Color

Vividness or variety in expression:a story told with a lot of color.
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Color

Commentary distinguished by vivid details or background information, as during a sports broadcast:A former coach provided the color for the championship game.
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Color

Local color.
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Color

The use or effect of pigment in painting, as distinct from form.
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Color

(Music)Quality of tone or timbre.
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Color

A particle or bit of gold found in auriferous gravel or sand.
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Color

(Physics)See color charge.
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Color

(Astronomy)See color index.
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Color

To impart color to or change the color of.
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Color

To give a distinctive character or quality to; modify:"Both books are colored by the author's childhood experiences"(Deborah M. Locke).
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Color

To exert an influence on; affect:The war colored the soldier's life.
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Color

To misrepresent, especially by distortion or exaggeration:color the facts.
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Color

To gloss over; excuse:a parent who colored the children's lies.
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Color

To take on color.
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Color

To change color.
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Color

To become red in the face; redden or blush.
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Color

(uncountable) The spectral composition of visible light.
Humans and birds can perceive color.
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Color

A subset thereof:
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Color

(countable) A particular set of visible spectral compositions, perceived or named as a class.
Most languages have names for the colors black, white, red, and green.
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Color

(uncountable) Hue as opposed to achromatic colors (black, white and grays).
He referred to the white flag as one "drained of all color".
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Color

These hues as used in color television or films, color photographs, etc (as opposed to the shades of grey used in black-and-white television).
This film is broadcast in color.
Most people dream in color, but some dream in black and white.
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Color

(heraldry) Any of the standard dark tinctures used in a coat of arms, including azure, gules, sable, and vert.
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Color

A paint.
The artist took out her colors and began work on a landscape.
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Color

(uncountable) Human skin tone, especially as an indicator of race or ethnicity.
Color has been a sensitive issue in many societies.
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Color

(medicine) Skin color, noted as normal, jaundiced, cyanotic, flush, mottled, pale, or ashen as part of the skin signs assessment.
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Color

A flushed appearance of blood in the face; redness of complexion.
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Color

(figuratively) Richness of expression; detail or flavour that is likely to generate interest or enjoyment.
There is a great deal of colour in his writing.
A bit of local color
Could you give me some color with regards to which products made up the mix of revenue for this quarter?
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Color

A standard, flag, or insignia:
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Color

(in the plural) A standard or banner.
The loss of their colors destroyed the regiment's morale.
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Color

(in the plural) The flag of a nation or team.
The colors were raised over the new territory.
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Color

(in the plural) Gang insignia.
Both of the perpetrators were wearing colors.
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Color

(in the plural) An award for sporting achievement, particularly within a school or university.
He was awarded colors for his football.
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Color

The morning ceremony of raising the flag.
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Color

(physics) A property of quarks, with three values called red, green, and blue, which they can exchange by passing gluons; color charge.
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Color

A third-order measure of derivative price sensitivity, expressed as the rate of change of gamma with respect to time, or equivalently the rate of change of charm with respect to changes in the underlying asset price.
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Color

(typography) The relative lightness or darkness of a mass of written or printed text on a page. (See type color)
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Color

(snooker) Any of the colored balls excluding the reds.
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Color

A front or facade; an ostensible truth actually false; pretext.
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Color

An appearance of right or authority; color of law.
Under color of law, he managed to bilk taxpayers of millions of dollars.
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Color

Conveying color, as opposed to shades of gray.
Color television and movies were considered a great improvement over black and white.
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Color

(transitive) To give something color.
We could color the walls red.
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Color

(transitive) To cause (a pipe, especially a meerschaum) to take on a brown or black color, by smoking.
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Color

(intransitive) To apply colors to the areas within the boundaries of a line drawing using colored markers or crayons.
My kindergartener loves to color.
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Color

(of a person or their face) To become red through increased blood flow.
Her face colored as she realized her mistake.
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Color

To affect without completely changing.
That interpretation certainly colors my perception of the book.
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Color

(informal) To attribute a quality to; to portray (as).
Color me confused.
They tried to colour the industrial unrest as a merely local matter.
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Color

To assign colors to the vertices of a graph (or the regions of a map) so that no two vertices connected by an edge (regions sharing a border) have the same color.
Can this graph be 2-colored?
You can color any map with four colors.
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Color

A property depending on the relations of light to the eye, by which individual and specific differences in the hues and tints of objects are apprehended in vision; as, gay colors; sad colors, etc.
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Color

Any hue distinguished from white or black.
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Color

The hue or color characteristic of good health and spirits; ruddy complexion.
Give color to my pale cheek.
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Color

That which is used to give color; a paint; a pigment; as, oil colors or water colors.
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Color

That which covers or hides the real character of anything; semblance; excuse; disguise; appearance.
They had let down the boat into the sea, under color as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship.
That he should die is worthy policy;But yet we want a color for his death.
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Color

Shade or variety of character; kind; species.
Boys and women are for the most part cattle of this color.
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Color

A distinguishing badge, as a flag or similar symbol (usually in the plural); as, the colors or color of a ship or regiment; the colors of a race horse (that is, of the cap and jacket worn by the jockey).
In the United States each regiment of infantry and artillery has two colors, one national and one regimental.
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Color

An apparent right; as where the defendant in trespass gave to the plaintiff an appearance of title, by stating his title specially, thus removing the cause from the jury to the court.
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Color

To change or alter the hue or tint of, by dyeing, staining, painting, etc.; to dye; to tinge; to paint; to stain.
The rays, to speak properly, are not colored; in them there is nothing else than a certain power and disposition to stir up a sensation of this or that color.
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Color

To change or alter, as if by dyeing or painting; to give a false appearance to; usually, to give a specious appearance to; to cause to appear attractive; to make plausible; to palliate or excuse; as, the facts were colored by his prejudices.
He colors the falsehood of Æneas by an express command from Jupiter to forsake the queen.
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Color

To hide.
That by his fellowship he color mightBoth his estate and love from skill of any wight.
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Color

To acquire color; to turn red, especially in the face; to blush.
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Color

A visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect;
A white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light
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Color

Interest and variety and intensity;
The Puritan Period was lacking in color
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Color

The timbre of a musical sound;
The recording fails to capture the true color of the original music
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Color

A race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)
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Color

An outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading;
He hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity
He tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction
The situation soon took on a different color
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Color

Any material used for its color;
She used a different color for the trim
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Color

(physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction; each flavor of quarks comes in three colors
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Color

The appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness) and saturation
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Color

Add color to;
The child colored the drawings
Fall colored the trees
Colorize black and white film
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Color

Affect as in thought or feeling;
My personal feelings color my judgment in this case
The sadness tinged his life
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Color

Modify or bias;
His political ideas color his lectures
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Color

Decorate with colors;
Color the walls with paint in warm tones
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Color

Gloss or excuse;
Color a lie
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Color

Change color, often in an undesired manner;
The shirts discolored
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Color

Having or capable of producing colors;
Color film
He rented a color television
Marvelous color illustrations
Black-and-white film
A black-and-white TV
The movie was in black and white
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