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Most functions in Scrimage that deal with colours, accept an instance of java.awt.Color, however this class is limited. Scrimage provides its own com.sksamuel.scrimage.color.Color interface with implementations in the following color spaces:

  • RGB
  • CMYK
  • Grayscale
  • HSL
  • HSV

Each of these implementations can be converted to the other. For example:

new RGBColor(255, 0, 255).toHSV();


new HSLColor(100f, 0.5f, 0.3f, 1f).toRGB();

When you want to create a colour to pass to a scrimage function, you can convert the Scrimage color type to an AWT color type via the toAwt() method.

You can retrieve the average() color value from color.

X11 Colors

There is a full list of X11 defined colors in the X11Colorlist class. These can be used and converted to an AWT Color when you need more than the defaults built into the JDK.

For example, to copy an image, setting all pixels to misty rose, we can use the following code: