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Modeling Of Display Color Parameters And Algorithmic Color Selection
Author(s): Louis D. Silverstein; James S. Lepkowski; Robert C. Carter; Ellen C. Carter
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Paper Abstract

A complex and difficult problem for the design of color display systems is the selection of a repertoire of display colors. Color selection is the process in which display visual parameters, operational ambient lighting characteristics, and human visual/perceptual functions are integrated for the purposes of specifying an optimized set of display colors. The object of color selection is not necessarily one of establishing an aesthetic repertoire of display colors, but rather the goal is to select a minimum set of colors that maximize the visual utility and information transfer capabilities of the display. The present paper describes a unique, algorithmic approach to color selection which is based upon psychophysical models of color processing. The selection algorithm, currently implemented on a personal computer, seeks to develop color sets of specified numbers in which the minimum color difference between any pair of colors in the set is maximized. In addition, the computer program combines the selection algorithm with internally derived correction factors for color image field size, ambient lighting characteristics, and anomalous red-green color vision deficiencies of display operators. The program and color selection algorithm together provide an extremely powerful tool for color display system design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 1986
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0624, Advances in Display Technology VI, (5 May 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.961221
Show Author Affiliations
Louis D. Silverstein, Sperry Corporation (United States)
James S. Lepkowski, Sperry Corporation (United States)
Robert C. Carter, U.S.Navy Department (United States)
Ellen C. Carter

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0624:
Advances in Display Technology VI
Elliott Schlam, Editor(s)

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