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LCH - Luv Color Transformation

Color changes are vital for professionals. They work in fields like digital imagingv, graphic design, and web development. The conversion from LCH to Luv is key. It's of interest because it's important for color reproduction and digital displays in LCH. This blog post explores the basics of converting LCH color values to Luv.

What is the LCH Color Space?

Before we get into the conversion process, it is important to understand the LCH color space. LCH is a color model. It describes colors with three parts: Lightness (L), Chroma (C) and Hue (H). This model is derived from the CIELAB color space and is often used because it describes color in a way that is more compatible with human vision.

What is the Luv Color Space?

But, Luv is different. It's made to be perceptually even. A change in a color value by the same amount should produce a change of about the same visual significance. This color model uses L* for lightness, u* and v* for chromaticity and is useful for applications where color balance is critical.

Why Should You Convert from LCH to Luv?

Understanding Color Spaces: Before diving into the reasons for conversion, you must grasp what LCH and Luv color spaces represent. LCH is based on the CIELAB model and stands for Lightness, Chroma, and Hue. It's very useful for its evenness. Equal changes in values lead to roughly equal changes in color. The Luv color space is also from the CIELAB model. It focuses on human perception. It enables precise color differentiation and management.

Advantages of Conversion: Converting from LCH to Luv can be crucial for industries. In these fields, color accuracy and the visual impact of colors are crucial. This includes digital imaging, printing, and product design. Luv color space has advantages. It offers more intuitive color adjustments and handles color differences and lightness better. These are vital for tasks needing high color fidelity.

What are the Challenges of Converting from LCH to Luv?

Technical Complexity: The conversion process from LCH to Luv is not straightforward. It involves complex math. Both color models are based on the CIELAB space but use different approaches to color. This complexity can introduce challenges in ensuring precision during the conversion process.

Software and Tool Availability: Another big challenge is the lack of reliable tools. They must accurately convert the data. Professional-grade software is available, but it is expensive and hard to learn. This can limit access for non-professionals and small businesses.

Maintaining Color Accuracy: Ensuring that colors do not shift in an undesirable way during conversion is a challenge. This is vital in fields where color must be consistent across digital and print media.

How Understanding LCH to Luv Conversion Can Improve Color Management

Enhanced Precision in Color Handling: By mastering the conversion from LCH to Luv, professionals can control color more precisely. This understanding can lead to better results in color-critical applications. It improves product looks and consistency.

Better Workflow Integration: Knowing how to convert between these spaces can make workflow smoother. It helps integrate different departments or stages of product development. This is especially true in places where different color models are used. The models are used across platforms and media.

Innovative Application Possibilities: With a solid grasp of these color spaces, businesses and creatives can explore new ways to use color. They can use color to change how consumers act. It can also make stories more visual or products easier to use.

Knowing and using the conversion from LCH to Luv helps any color pro. Despite the challenges, the benefits are great. They include improved color accuracy and more application possibilities. These make it a valuable skill for designers, artists, and technologists.

Converting LCH color values to the Luv color model has a few steps. It mostly goes through the Lab color space. Both LCH and Luv come from the XYZ space. Here's how you can do the conversion step by step:

Lch to Luv Conversion step by step?

Step 1: Convert LCH to Lab

LCH and Lab share the same lightness component 𝐿L, so 𝐿L remains unchanged. We need to convert the Chroma (C) and Hue (H) components in LCH to the a* and b* components in Lab.

L: Same in both LCH and Lab.

a: 𝐶×cos(𝐻)C×cos(H), where 𝐻H is in degrees.

b: 𝐶×sin(𝐻)C×sin(H).

For example, if you have an LCH color 𝐿=50,𝐶=30,𝐻=180∘L=50,C=30,H=180∘:

𝑎=30×cos(180)=30×−1=30a=30×cos(180)=30×−1=30

𝑏=30×sin(180)=30×0=0b=30×sin(180)=30×0=0

So, Lab values are 𝐿=50,𝑎=−30,𝑏=0L=50,a=−30,b=0.

Step 2: Convert Lab to XYZ

Before converting Lab to XYZ, you need the reference white point in XYZ, commonly D65 (which is often used in colorimetry). The equations for converting Lab to XYZ are as follows (assuming 𝑋𝑛,𝑌𝑛,𝑍𝑛Xn​,Yn​,Zn​ are the XYZ values of the white point):

1.Calculate 𝑓𝑌=(𝐿+16)/116fY​=(L+16)/116

2.Calculate 𝑓𝑋=𝑎/500+𝑓𝑌fX​=a/500+fY

3.Calculate 𝑓𝑍=𝑓𝑌−𝑏/200fZ​=fY​−b/200

4.𝑋=𝑋𝑛×(𝑓𝑋3>0.008856?𝑓𝑋3:(𝑓𝑋−16/116)/7.787)X=Xn​×(fX3​>0.008856?fX3​:(fX​−16/116)/7.787)

5.𝑌=𝑌𝑛×(𝑓𝑌3>0.008856?𝑓𝑌3:(𝑓𝑌−16/116)/7.787)Y=Yn​×(fY3​>0.008856?fY3​:(fY​−16/116)/7.787)

6.𝑍=𝑍𝑛×(𝑓𝑍3>0.008856?𝑓𝑍3:(𝑓𝑍−16/116)/7.787)Z=Zn​×(fZ3​>0.008856?fZ3​:(fZ​−16/116)/7.787)

Step 3: Convert XYZ to Luv

Once you have the XYZ values, you can convert them to Luv. Use the same white point 𝑋𝑛,𝑌𝑛,𝑍𝑛Xn​,Yn​,Zn​:

1.Calculate 𝑢′=4𝑋/(𝑋+15𝑌+3𝑍)u′=4X/(X+15Y+3Z)

2.Calculate 𝑣′=9𝑌/(𝑋+15𝑌+3𝑍)v′=9Y/(X+15Y+3Z)

3.Calculate 𝑢𝑛′=4𝑋𝑛/(𝑋𝑛+15𝑌𝑛+3𝑍𝑛)un′​=4Xn​/(Xn​+15Yn​+3Zn​)

4.Calculate 𝑣𝑛′=9𝑌𝑛/(𝑋𝑛+15𝑌𝑛+3𝑍𝑛)vn′​=9Yn​/(Xn​+15Yn​+3Zn​)

5.𝐿=(𝑌/𝑌𝑛>0.008856)?(116×(𝑌/𝑌𝑛)1/3−16):(903.3×𝑌/𝑌𝑛)L=(Y/Yn​>0.008856)?(116×(Y/Yn​)1/3−16):(903.3×Y/Yn​)

6.𝑢=13𝐿×(𝑢′−𝑢𝑛′)u=13L×(u′−un′​)

7.𝑣=13𝐿×(𝑣′−𝑣𝑛′)v=13L×(v′−vn′​)

Example

If we assume that from Lab to XYZ conversion for 𝐿=50,𝑎=−30,𝑏=0L=50,a=−30,b=0 we get 𝑋=0.18,𝑌=0.18,𝑍=0.20X=0.18,Y=0.18,Z=0.20 with white point D65 (𝑋𝑛=0.95047,𝑌𝑛=1.00000,𝑍𝑛=1.08883Xn​=0.95047,Yn​=1.00000,Zn​=1.08883), then:

These steps guide you through the mathematical transformations required to convert from LCH to Luv. You can also use calculators or software to handle color conversions. They can do it more efficiently.

LCH-Lab-XYZ-Luv Popular 30 Color Transformations

Color Preview Color Name LCH Lab XYZ Luv
  Deep Crimson L: 48
C: 50
H: 40°
L: 48
a: 38.30
b: 32.14
X: 0.27
Y: 0.15
Z: 0.13
L: 48
u: 57.68
v: 37.94
  Bright Scarlet L: 58
C: 60
H: 40°
L: 58
a: 46.00
b: 38.57
X: 0.35
Y: 0.23
Z: 0.18
L: 58
u: 68.54
v: 45.50
  Soft Rose L: 53
C: 50
H: 40°
L: 53
a: 38.30
b: 32.14
X: 0.30
Y: 0.18
Z: 0.15
L: 53
u: 62.32
v: 41.25
  Vivid Ruby L: 53
C: 60
H: 40°
L: 53
a: 45.96
b: 38.57
X: 0.35
Y: 0.21
Z: 0.17
L: 53
u: 70.89
v: 46.96
  Dark Cherry L: 48
C: 55
H: 40°
L: 48
a: 42.15
b: 35.36
X: 0.29
Y: 0.16
Z: 0.13
L: 48
u: 62.91
v: 41.69
  Deep Emerald L: 82
C: 60
H: 136°
L: 82
a: -46.00
b: 38.57
X: 0.36
Y: 0.59
Z: 0.57
L: 82
u: -79.96
v: 84.60
  Bright Lime L: 92
C: 65
H: 136°
L: 92
a: -49.98
b: 42.01
X: 0.44
Y: 0.71
Z: 0.67
L: 92
u: -87.68
v: 94.05
  Soft Mint L: 87
C: 60
H: 136°
L: 87
a: -46.00
b: 38.57
X: 0.40
Y: 0.65
Z: 0.61
L: 87
u: -83.79
v: 89.25
  Vivid Malachite L: 87
C: 65
H: 136°
L: 87
a: -49.98
b: 42.01
X: 0.44
Y: 0.67
Z: 0.63
L: 87
u: -88.12
v: 94.48
  Dark Jade L: 82
C: 62
H: 136°
L: 82
a: -47.99
b: 40.29
X: 0.38
Y: 0.59
Z: 0.56
L: 82
u: -81.93
v: 87.33
  Deep Navy L: 27
C: 65
H: 306°
L: 27
a: 49.98
b: -42.01
X: 0.07
Y: 0.05
Z: 0.20
L: 27
u: 28.68
v: -45.05
  Bright Azure L: 37
C: 70
H: 306°
L: 37
a: 53.90
b: -45.33
X: 0.11
Y: 0.08
Z: 0.26
L: 37
u: 32.45
v: -51.50
  Soft Sky L: 32
C: 65
H: 306°
L: 32
a: 49.98
b: -42.01
X: 0.09
Y: 0.07
Z: 0.22
L: 32
u: 30.55
v: -48.25
  Vivid Sapphire L: 32
C: 70
H: 306°
L: 32
a: 53.90
b: -45.33
X: 0.10
Y: 0.07
Z: 0.24
L: 32
u: 30.94
v: -49.96
  Dark Midnight L: 27
C: 68
H: 306°
L: 27
a: 51.94
b: -43.67
X: 0.08
Y: 0.05
Z: 0.21
L: 27
u: 29.16
v: -46.69
  Deep Gold L: 92
C: 45
H: 103°
L: 92
a: -8.16
b: 44.70
X: 0.77
Y: 0.79
Z: 0.36
L: 92
u: -19.45
v: 89.25
  Bright Lemon L: 102
C: 50
H: 103°
L: 102
a: -10.20
b: 49.67
X: 0.85
Y: 0.90
Z: 0.39
L: 102
u: -21.70
v: 99.48
  Soft Canary L: 97
C: 45
H: 103°
L: 97
a: -8.16
b: 44.70
X: 0.81
Y: 0.84
Z: 0.38
L: 97
u: -20.28
v: 94.37
  Vivid Sunflower L: 97
C: 50
H: 103°
L: 97
a: -10.20
b: 49.67
X: 0.83
Y: 0.87
Z: 0.40
L: 97
u: -21.60
v: 98.90
  Dark Mustard L: 92
C: 48
H: 103°
L: 92
a: -9.18
b: 47.18
X: 0.78
Y: 0.80
Z: 0.37
L: 92
u: -20.72
v: 91.81
  Deep Tangerine L: 70
C: 50
H: 58°
L: 70
a: 18.47
b: 37.30
X: 0.52
Y: 0.40
Z: 0.15
L: 70
u: 53.86
v: 68.75
  Bright Coral L: 80
C: 55
H: 58°
L: 80
a: 25.06
b: 51.00
X: 0.60
Y: 0.52
Z: 0.19
L: 80
u: 66.90
v: 85.00
  Soft Apricot L: 75
C: 50
H: 58°
L: 75
a: 18.47
b: 37.30
X: 0.56
Y: 0.45
Z: 0.17
L: 75
u: 59.63
v: 76.50
  Vivid Flame L: 75
C: 55
H: 58°
L: 75
a: 25.06
b: 51.00
X: 0.58
Y: 0.48
Z: 0.18
L: 75
u: 65.54
v: 82.45
  Dark Burnt L: 70
C: 53
H: 58°
L: 70
a: 22.77
b: 44.15
X: 0.54
Y: 0.42
Z: 0.16
L: 70
u: 61.75
v: 78.13
  Deep Violet L: 25
C: 24
H: 325°
L: 25
a: 12.60
b: -15.70
X: 0.06
Y: 0.03
Z: 0.10
L: 25
u: 6.30
v: -8.45
  Bright Lavender L: 35
C: 29
H: 325°
L: 35
a: 15.87
b: -19.88
X: 0.08
Y: 0.06
Z: 0.13
L: 35
u: 7.93
v: -10.60
  Soft Lilac L: 30
C: 24
H: 325°
L: 30
a: 12.60
b: -15.70
X: 0.07
Y: 0.04
Z: 0.11
L: 30
u: 6.30
v: -8.45
  Rich Magenta L: 20
C: 28
H: 325°
L: 20
a: 18.14
b: -22.68
X: 0.05
Y: 0.02
Z: 0.09
L: 20
u: 9.00
v: -12.00
  Pastel Pink L: 40
C: 25
H: 325°
L: 40
a: 13.17
b: -16.46
X: 0.10
Y: 0.07
Z: 0.14
L: 40
u: 6.58
v: -8.77

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