tone ⇝

brightness

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(Or "tone", "luminance", "value", "luminosity", "lightness") The coordinate in the HSB colour model that determines the total amount of light in the colour. Zero brightness is black and 100% is white, intermediate values are "light" or "dark" colours.

The other coordinates are hue and saturation.

Last updated: 1999-07-05

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