When I was a kid in a small country far away from where I am writing now, we only had a black and white CRT TV set at home. (You won’t believe me, but I am actually not that old. I am talking about the eighties). It didn’t stop me from imagining what the hair color of my favorite actress was, or filling in my mind the blue color of sky or green color of grass.
We will cover wavelengths, spectral power distributions, color matching functions, tristimulus values, luminous efficacy curves, chromaticity charts, color gamuts, all the way to how a projector or display generates an image with strict color fidelity.
If this doesn’t scare you, you are surely ready to read on. If it does scare you, consider it a challenge and keep reading anyway!