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A psychophysical study on the influence factors of color preference in photographic color reproduction
Author(s): Jiangtao Kuang; Xiaoyun Jiang; Shuxue Quan; Andrew Chiu
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Paper Abstract

Reproduction of more pleasing colors is one of the efficient methods to improve image quality of color imaging devices. A psychophysical experiment was completed to investigate the preferred colors for three main categories: human skin, blue sky and green grass. A new experimental technique, the cube-selection method, was developed to adjust lightness, chroma and hue to find out observer’s preference in CIELAB color space. It is a fast and accurate multi-dimensional adjustment technique superior to the conventional method of adjustment. Several potential influence factors for image color preference including image content, capturing illuminant, object background and culture difference were studied by comparing the observers’ preference. Applicable conclusions were drawn from the analysis of the experiment results that help better understand the influence of these factors. It showed that capturing illuminant and image content had significant influence for human skin and grass color reproduction preference respectively. The results from this paper show the way for further research on influence factors of color preference in photographic color reproduction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 January 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5668, Image Quality and System Performance II, (17 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.585899
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Jiangtao Kuang, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Xiaoyun Jiang, Qualcomm Inc. (United States)
Shuxue Quan, Qualcomm Inc. (United States)
Andrew Chiu, Qualcomm Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5668:
Image Quality and System Performance II
Rene Rasmussen; Yoichi Miyake, Editor(s)

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