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Lightens a color by a given amount

 * Created Nov 17, 2010 by Andrew Butler, PSL
//package prisms.util;

import java.awt.Color;

/** A set of tools for analyzing and manipulating colors */
public class ColorUtils

   * Lightens a color by a given amount
   * @param color The color to lighten
   * @param amount The amount to lighten the color. 0 will leave the color unchanged; 1 will make
   *        the color completely white
   * @return The bleached color
  public static Color bleach(Color color, float amount)
    int red = (int) ((color.getRed() * (1 - amount) / 255 + amount) * 255);
    int green = (int) ((color.getGreen() * (1 - amount) / 255 + amount) * 255);
    int blue = (int) ((color.getBlue() * (1 - amount) / 255 + amount) * 255);
    return new Color(red, green, blue);


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