Recent developments in spectral imaging are pointing toward a future where the demands on color management will require a richer infrastructure than that which is currently offered. ICC color management includes a stage where all colors are transformed to and from XYZ-based colorspaces. This colorimetric bottleneck is acceptable within a metameric or Maxwellian approach to color reproduction, but severely undermines the advantages of spectral imaging. Spectralizer, a spectral image visualization tool, has been implemented to provide a platform where spectral images may be easily displayed, manipulated, analyzed and processed. It has proven to be useful in investigating algorithms and prototype datastructures for performing the management of color within a spectral imaging environment.

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"Color management within a spectral image visualization tool," Proceedings of the Eighth Color Imaging Conference: Color Science and Engineering Systems, Technologies, Applications. The Society for Imaging Science and Technology. Held in Scottsdale, Arizona: 2000. The article may be accessed on Mark Fairchild's website at http://www.cis.rit.edu/fairchild/PDFs/PRO10.pdf or on the publisher's website (additional feels may apply) at http://www.imaging.org/store/epub.cfm?abstrid=3254ISBN:0-89208-231-3Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

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Department, Program, or Center

Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science (COS)


RIT – Main Campus