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iOS Color Picker User Experience [migrated]

I'm creating an iOS game that allows the user to customize different parts of the main character with a color picker of three sliders. I'm wondering which would be better for the user experience, HSB ...
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When is it appropriate to use colour in a command-line application?

Currently I have a command-line application in C called btcwatch. It has a -C option that it can receive as an argument that compares the current price of Bitcoin with a price that was stored ...
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There are two types of color mixing: Additive and Subtractive. How about XOR-ive color? [closed]

There are two types of color mixing: Additive and Subtractive. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_mixing Is is possible that color mixing model be done in XOR?
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Subtractive color mixing algorithm

Here is my problem: I have a set of 'n' colors including the primary colors and their codes in hexadecimal. Now given another color 'x' I wonder if it's actually possible to come up with a mix ...
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What algorithms are there for picking colors for plot lines on graphs?

I'm interested in what algorithms or rules I can programmatically implement to generate RGB or HSV colors for plotlines to keep them visually distinct from the neighbors. I know that in professional ...
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How to implement RGBA in 8-bit microcontroller?

I have successfully connected my microcontroller to my TV via through VGA adapter i made that convert digital to analog signals with the help of resistors. Currently i am utilizing 8 pins that I am ...
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How is a 256 bin HSV histogram quantised?

I am doing some research on the ScalableColor descriptor in MPEG-7 and I came across this passage: The descriptor extractions starts with the computation of the colour historgam with 25 bins in ...
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Graduated transition from Green - Yellow - Red

I have am having algorithm mental block in designing a way to transition from Green to Red, as smoothly as possible with a, potentially, unknown length of time to transition. For testing purposes, i ...
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Is the Leptonica implementation of 'Modified Median Cut' not using the median at all?

I'm playing around a bit with image processing and decided to read up on how color quantization worked and after a bit of reading I found the Modified Median Cut Quantization algorithm. I've been ...
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How to make the working environment of a programmer less shiny?

Last year I had a sport accident and since then my left eye is a little bit sensitive. Especially if looking in bright and shiny colors, I get tired very fast and can't literally focus on anything. ...
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A colourblind member of our team

My team relies a lot on colour within our code to outline features that need to be worked on (we colour lines of code that need attention). We have a close friend who is colourblind and wants to join ...
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Which UML colors should this example be represented by?

See UML colors here. Here is the example, I have following entity classes: User(name) MailBox(owner: User, label) Mail(from: User, to: User, subject, body, composeTime) MailCopy(type, from: User, ...
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Light bulb for prolonged computer use

I would like a recommendation on choosing which light-bulb type (e.g. CFL) and color temperature is best for prolonged computer usage. I am also in a field where color consistency is important so if ...
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Color schemes generation - theory and algorithms

I will be generating charts and diagrams and I am looking for some theory on color schemes and algorithm examples. Example questions: How to generate complementary or analogous colors? How to ...