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Journal of Electronic Imaging

Attributes of color represented by a spherical model
Author(s): Tieling Chen; Jun Ma; Zhongmin Deng
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Paper Abstract

The paper introduces a spherical coordinate system-based color model and studies the color change in the model. A circular cone with a spherical top tightly circumscribing the RGB color cube is equipped with a properly rotated spherical coordinate system. Similar to the commonly used color models with a hue component such as the HSV model, the spherical model specifies color by describing the color attributes recognized by human vision, using the components of the spherical coordinate system. The formulas of conversions between the spherical model and the RGB color model are provided, which are mathematically simpler and more intuitively understandable than those for commonly used models with a hue component. Most importantly, color changes are perceptually smoother in the spherical model. Comparisons between the spherical model and the HSV model on color changes are made in the paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2013
PDF: 8 pages
J. Electron. Imag. 22(4) 043032 doi: 10.1117/1.JEI.22.4.043032
Published in: Journal of Electronic Imaging Volume 22, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Tieling Chen, Univ. of South Carolina (United States)
Jun Ma, Wuhan Textile Univ. (China)
Zhongmin Deng, Wuhan Textile Univ. (China)

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