HSV color model

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HSV color model A color model that defines colors by the three parameters hue (H), saturation (S), and value (V). The HSV color model is an inverted hexagonal cone with black at the apex (V=0) and white at the center (V=1) of the hexagonal base. The three primary (red, green, blue) and three secondary (cyan, magenta, yellow) hues are located at the vertices of the hexagon. See also HLS color model.