Now in beta: DeltaE – a library for quantifying the difference between two colors
I have just published the first beta of my first public crate. DeltaE is a pure-Rust implementation of the International Commission on Illumination’s CIEDE2000 algorithm.
The goal of the algorithm is to put a number on the difference our eyes perceive when looking at two colours. If you’re interested in the details, then I recommend this rundown. In short though:
- If the returned value is less than 1, then the human eye can’t distinguish between the two colours.
- If the returned value is greater than 1, then we humans can see a difference when presented with the two colours.
- The greater the return value, the more difference the human eye perceives.
This crate was written to be used in a project I’m currently tinkering with. It’ll come out of beta once I, and hopefully others, have used it some more and I have improved the test suite.