Microsoft DirectX 9.0

D3DXColorAdjustSaturation Function

Adjusts the saturation value of a color.


D3DXCOLOR *D3DXColorAdjustSaturation(      

    D3DXCOLOR *pOut,     D3DXCOLOR *pC,     FLOAT s );


[in, out] Pointer to a D3DXCOLOR structure that is the result of the operation.
[in] Pointer to a source D3DXCOLOR structure.
[in] Saturation value. This parameter linearly interpolates between the color converted to grayscale and the original color, pC. There are no limits on the value of s. If s is 0, the returned color is the grayscale color. If s is 1, the returned color is the original color.

Return Value

This function returns a pointer to a D3DXCOLOR structure that is the result of the saturation adjustment.


The input alpha channel is copied, unmodified, to the output alpha channel.

The return value for this function is the same value returned in the pOut parameter. In this way, this function can be used as a parameter for another function.

This function interpolates the red, green, and blue color components of a D3DXCOLOR structure between an unsaturated color and a color, as shown in the following example.

    // Approximate values for each component's contribution to luminance.
    // Based upon the NTSC standard described in ITU-R Recommendation BT.709.
    FLOAT grey = pC->r * 0.2125f + pC->g * 0.7154f + pC->b * 0.0721f;

    pOut->r = grey + s * (pC->r - grey);

If s is greater than 0 and less than 1, the saturation is decreased. If s is greater than 1, the saturation is increased.

The grayscale color is computed as:

r = g = b = 0.2125*r + 0.7154*g + 0.0721*b

Function Information

Import libraryd3dx9.lib
Minimum operating systems Windows 98

See Also


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