Linear Light, Gamma, and ACES

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Thanks to Stu Maschwitz for this long and in-depth bog-post of ACES and related topics.

ACES is not perfect for every use-case, but it is purpose-built for film and video work. Today, if you choose not to use ACES, it’s probably either because you haven’t tried it yet, or you already have your own complex, bespoke color pipeline.

To me, ACES is most significant as a common color language that I can use in my creative work and in my tool building.


  1. Thanks Steve! I’ve learned a lot here and wanted to do my usual thing of continuing my learning in public.


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