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Spectral estimation of artist oil paints using multi-filter trichromatic imaging
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Paper Abstract

A practical and easy way to capture images of oil-paintings and estimate their spectral reflectance as a function of position was tested. For the image acquisition, a trichromatic digital camera was used in conjunction with an absorption filter producing six channels. From an a priori statistical analysis of common artist oil paints, spectral reflectance was estimated. These experiments showed that it is possible to estimate the spectral reflectance with an accuracy of average ΔE*94 of 1.7 and spectral reflectance rms error of 2.2%. Of particular interest is guidance towards the design of a universal calibration target for imaging paintings.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 2002
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4421, 9th Congress of the International Colour Association, (6 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.464766
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Francisco Hideki Imai, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Roy S. Berns, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4421:
9th Congress of the International Colour Association

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