Mark Fairchild


At its May, 1997 meeting in Kyoto, CIE TC1-34 considered 4 proposed color appearance models for adoption as the CIECAM97s model. The ZLAB model was one of those considered. Although it was rejected by TC1-34 because of its simplicity, there are many situations (such as typical crossmedia image reproduction) for which a more complex model might not be necessary, or even useful. Thus, the ZLAB model is being published as a simpler alternative to CIECAM97s that retains many of its positive features.

Date of creation, presentation, or exhibit



Color Research & Application 23 (1999) 89-94 Location: Scottsdale, Arizona Publishers version can be found here: Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Department, Program, or Center

Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science (COS)


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