Five color-appearance transforms were tested under a variety of conditions to determine which is best for producing CRT reproductions of original printed images. The transforms included: von Kries chromatic adaptation, CIELAB color space, RLAB color appearance model, Hunt's color appearance model, and Nayatani's color appearance model. It was found that RLAB produced the best matches for changes in white point, luminance level, and background changes, but did not accurately predict the effect of surround. The ability of CIELAB color space was equal to that of RLAB in many cases, and performed better for changes in surround. Expert observers generated CRT images in one viewing condition that they perceived to match an original image viewed in another condition. This technique produced images that were equal to or better than the best color appearance model tested and is a useful technique to generate color appearance data for developing new models and testing existing models.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Imaging systems; Scanning systems; Color; Color printing--Evaluation; Color printing--Data processing
Department, Program, or Center
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science (COS)
Braun, Karen, "Color-appearance modeling for cross-media image reproduction" (1996). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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