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Journal of Electronic Imaging

Capturing a black cat in shade: past and present of Retinex color appearance models
Author(s): John J. McCann
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Paper Abstract

This work recounts the research on capturing real-life scenes, calculating appearances, and rendering sensations on film and other limited dynamic-range media. It describes the first patents, a hardware display used in Land's Ives Medal Address in 1968, the first computer simulations using 20×24 pixel arrays, psychophysical experiments and computational models of color constancy and dynamic range compression, and the Frankle-McCann computationally efficient retinex image processing of 512×512 images. It includes several modifications of the original approach, including recent models of human vision and gamut-mapping applications. This work emphasizes the need for parallel studies of psychophysical measurements of human vision and computational algorithms used in commercial imaging systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 2004
PDF: 12 pages
J. Electron. Imaging. 13(1) doi: 10.1117/1.1635831
Published in: Journal of Electronic Imaging Volume 13, Issue 1
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John J. McCann, McCann Imaging (United States)


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