CheckColors function

The CheckColors function determines whether the colors in an array lie within the output gamut of a specified transform.

Syntax


BOOL WINAPI CheckColors(
   HTRANSFORM hColorTransform,
   PCOLOR     paInputColors,
   DWORD      nColors,
   COLORTYPE  ctInput,
   PBYTE      paResult
);

Parameters

hColorTransform

Handle to the color transform to use.

paInputColors

Pointer to an array of nColors COLOR structures to translate.

nColors

Contains the number of elements in the arrays pointed to by paInputColors and paResult.

ctInput

Specifies the input color type.

paResult

Pointer to an array of nColors bytes that receives the results of the test.

Return value

If this function succeeds, the return value is TRUE.

If this function fails, the return value is FALSE. For extended error information, call GetLastError.

Remarks

If the input color type is not compatible with the color transform, CheckColors fails.

The function places results of the tests in the array pointed to by paResult. Each byte in the array corresponds to a COLOR element in the array pointed to by paInputColors and has an unsigned value between 0 and 255. The value 0 denotes that the color is in gamut, while a nonzero value denotes that it is out of gamut. For any integer n such that 0 < n < 255, a result value of n +1 indicates that the corresponding color is at least as far out of gamut as would be indicated by a result value of n.

The out-of-gamut information in the gamut tags created in WCS use the perceptual color distance in CIECAM02, which is the mean square root in CIECAM02 Jab space. The distance in the legacy ICC profile gamut tags is the mean square root in CIELAB space. We recommend that you use the CIECAM02 space when it is available because it provides more perceptually accurate distance metrics.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Icm.h

Library

Mscms.lib

DLL

Mscms.dll

See also

Basic Color Management Concepts
Functions
The COLOR Structure

 

 

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