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An Introduction To Appearance Analysis
Author(s): Richard W. Harold
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Paper Abstract

The appearance of a manufactured product, given that it will fulfill its intended purpose, is its most important attribute. Appearance often determines the acceptability of a product to its seller, and ultimately to the consumer or end-user. The quality of the appearance of a product is psychologically related to its expected performance and useful life. It therefore determines its reception by potential purchasers. This paper describes the interaction of light with objects; reflection, absorption, transmission, or a combination of these phenomena, which result in the perception of the objects, and how measurements that correspond to the way the eye sees color may be made.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 1983
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0411, Electro-Optical Instrumentation for Industrial Applications, (4 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935776
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Richard W. Harold, Hunter Associates Laboratory, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0411:
Electro-Optical Instrumentation for Industrial Applications
Robert A. Carella; Frederic M. Zweibaum, Editor(s)

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