Abstract

The perceived color balance of a photographic image as a function of its surrounds was investigated. Four images and three surrounds were used in all of their possible combinations. An image was projected onto a screen by means of a slide projector. A colored surround was projected by a second projector so that it encompassed the image. Five observers were asked to "correct" each image viewed within each surround to what he considered the most pleasing color balance. They did this by means of a three wheel subtractive filter system. (Cyan, magenta, and yellow)

The results showed that perceived color balance of a photographic image is affected by the surrounds in which it is viewed. The actual color balance of the image also has an effect on how the surrounds influence perception of that color balance.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Visual discrimination; Images, Photographic

Publication Date

6-1973

Document Type

Thesis

Student Type

Undergraduate

Advisor

Hollis N. Todd

Comments

Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at TR222 .C67 1973

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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