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What's the Difference?

Combining Hue, Saturation, and Color We use hue, saturation, brightness to help us see differences between things in the world around us.

Bananas For instance, we might use hue to tell the difference between ripe bananas and ones that Chocolate Milk aren't so ripe. Or, we might use saturation to help us tell the difference between your glass of chocolate milk and the chocolate milk for Bread and Toast your friend. Brightness can help us tell the difference between bread and toast, especially burnt toast. (The smell helps, too.)

Hue, saturation, and brightness are all important. However, one is more important than the others. Can you guess which one?