The RGB (red, green, and blue) color model is an additive color model in which red, green, and blue light are added together in various ways to reproduce a broad array of colors. In the RGB system, each color channel is represented by an 8-bit integer value, ranging from 0 to 255. By varying the intensity of each channel, any color can be created.
RGB is used in a wide range of applications, including computer graphics, digital photography, and video production. It is also the primary color system used in electronic displays like computer monitors, televisions, and mobile devices. Image editing software allow users to adjust and manipulate the RGB values of an image to create different color effects and corrections.
HSL is a color model that is used to describe colors in terms of their hue, saturation, and brightness, with hue being the dominant color of a specific point on the color spectrum, saturation meaning the purity or intensity of the color, and brightness (sometimes called 'lightness' or 'value') referring to the perceived lightness or darkness of a color, ranging from 0% (black) to 100% (white).
HSL is often used in digital image editing software and web design, providing a more intuitive way to select and manipulate colors than the RGB color model. It is particularly useful for selecting colors with specific properties, such as bright or muted tones, and for creating color schemes that are visually harmonious.
There are a few reasons why you may want to convert RGB to HSL. HSL provides a more intuitive way to select colors, allows for easier color manipulation and harmonization of color schemes, and in some cases, is better accessible for users with color vision issues.