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Subpixel rendering method for color error minimization on subpixel structured display
Author(s): Wonhee Choe; SeongDeok Lee; ChangYong Kim
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Paper Abstract

This study investigates the color error problems posed by large flat panel displays and proposes a subpixel-rendering algorithm to mitigate the problem. The color error problems are caused by Mach band effect and the convergence error of a pixel on large subpixel structured displays and named a color band error. The proposed method includes three processes; a finding process of areas or pixels generating the error, an estimating process of the error, and a correction process of the error. To correct the color band error, we take an error erosion approach, an error concealment approach, and a hybrid approach of the error erosion and the error concealment. In this paper, we experimented to know the threshold where human vision can detect by a psychophysical method. In addition, we applied our proposed method to a commercial 42" plasma display to confirm the effect. The results show that all observers see the color band error at a sharp edge having above 64-gray difference and the converted test images by our algorithm are preferred to the original test images. Finally, this paper reports that the Mach band effect and the convergence error on large subpixel structured display produce color band errors on images having sharp edge and the proposed method effectively corrects the color band errors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 January 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6058, Color Imaging XI: Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, 60580F (16 January 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.643760
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Wonhee Choe, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (South Korea)
SeongDeok Lee, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (South Korea)
ChangYong Kim, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6058:
Color Imaging XI: Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications
Reiner Eschbach; Gabriel G. Marcu, Editor(s)

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