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Framework for modeling visual printed image quality from the paper perspective
Author(s): Pirkko Oittinen; Raisa Halonen; Anna Kokkonen; Tuomas Leisti; Göte Nyman; Tuomas Eerola; Lasse Lensu; Heikki Kälviäinen; Risto Ritala; Johannes Pulla; Marja Mettänen
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Paper Abstract

Due to the rise in performance of digital printing, image-based applications are gaining popularity. This creates needs for specifying the quality potential of printers and materials in more detail than before. Both production and end-use standpoints are relevant. This paper gives an overview of an on-going study which has the goal of determining a framework model for the visual quality potential of paper in color image printing. The approach is top-down and it is founded on the concept of a layered network model. The model and its subjective, objective and instrumental measurement layers are discussed. Some preliminary findings are presented. These are based on data from samples obtained by printing natural image contents and simple test fields on a wide range of paper grades by ink-jet in a color managed process. Color profiles were paper specific. Visual mean opinion score data by human observers could be accounted for by two or three dimensions. In the first place these are related to brightness and color brightness. Image content has a marked effect on the dimensions. This underlines the challenges in designing the test images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 January 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6808, Image Quality and System Performance V, 68080L (28 January 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.766285
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Pirkko Oittinen, Helsinki Univ. of Technology (Finland)
Raisa Halonen, Helsinki Univ. of Technology (Finland)
Anna Kokkonen, Helsinki Univ. of Technology (Finland)
Tuomas Leisti, Univ. of Helsinki (Finland)
Göte Nyman, Univ. of Helsinki (Finland)
Tuomas Eerola, Lappeenranta Univ. of Technology (Finland)
Lasse Lensu, Lappeenranta Univ. of Technology (Finland)
Heikki Kälviäinen, Lappeenranta Univ. of Technology (Finland)
Risto Ritala, Tampere Univ. of Technology (Finland)
Johannes Pulla, Tampere Univ. of Technology (Finland)
Marja Mettänen, Tampere Univ. of Technology (Finland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6808:
Image Quality and System Performance V
Susan P. Farnand; Frans Gaykema, Editor(s)

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