Is there a way I can show the three ImageHistogram[]'s in different colours?

Show[ ImageHistogram[edit[[1]], Appearance -> "Separated"], ImageHistogram[edit[[2]], Appearance -> "Separated"], ImageHistogram[edit[[3]], Appearance -> "Separated"], ]

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  • $\begingroup$ In theory, you should be able to use something like PlotStyle -> Array[ColorData[61], 3], but it does not seem to work here... $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 4, 2021 at 11:09
  • $\begingroup$ @J.M. ChartStyle doesn't seem to work either $\endgroup$
    – Teabelly
    Commented Feb 4, 2021 at 11:40
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    $\begingroup$ Someone else would need to confirm, but I think this is worth reporting to Support. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 4, 2021 at 11:45

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The second suggestion by @kglr seems like a natural approach (which ensures the result still has Head Graphics and not Image).

Another solution would be to manually make a Histogram for each channel:


However, this also serves as more of an extended comment to highlight a curious behaviour (as hinted by the comments above). Note that ImageHistogram clearly has special logic for handling RGB images. This can be seen by comparing a 4-channel image ColorSpace, e.g. CMYK:

With[{cmyk = ColorCombine[ColorSeparate[edit1, "CMYK"], "CMYK"]},
 ImageHistogram[cmyk, Appearance -> "Separated"]]

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Curiously, adding PlotStyle -> Array[ColorData[57], 4] also fails on this example, returning all histograms with the last specified color.
Perhaps this is indeed worth reporting to WR Support.


You can use ColorReplace to replace {Red, Green, Blue} with desired colors:

colReplace = ColorReplace[ImageHistogram[#, Appearance -> "Separated", ImageSize -> Large], 
    Thread[{Red, Green, Blue} -> #2]] &;


edit1 = Import["https://i.sstatic.net/jUr0a.png"]

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edit2 = ImageAdjust[edit, .1];

edit3 = ColorBalance[edit, .1];

Row[{edit1, edit2, edit3}, Spacer[10]]

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colReplace[edit1, ColorData[97] /@ {1, 2, 3}]

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  {{edit1, edit2, edit3}, Partition[ColorData[97] /@ Range[9], 3]}]]

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You can also use ReplaceAll to get the same results:

replaceColors = ReplaceAll[Thread[{Red, Green, Blue} -> #2]]@
    ImageHistogram[#, Appearance -> "Separated", ImageSize -> Large] &;

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