Special Section on Retinex at 40

Red/white projections and rod/long-wave cone color: an annotated bibliography

[+] Author Affiliations
John J. McCann

McCann Imaging, Belmont, Massachusetts?02478

Jeanne L. Benton

Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts?02481

Suzanne P. McKee

Smith Kettlewell Eye Institute, San Francisco, California?94115

J. Electron. Imaging. 13(1), 8-14 (Jan 01, 2004). doi:10.1117/1.1635830
History: Received Nov. 29, 2002; Revised Sep. 12, 2003; Accepted Sep. 15, 2003; Online March 01, 2004
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In the mid-1950s Land, while developing instant color film, repeated Maxwell’s 1861 three-color projection experiments. By accident, a two-color red and white projection appeared on the screen. Fascinated by the multicolored images that he saw, Land studied two-color phenomena extensively, published a series of papers, and developed a prototype red and white television system with Texas Instruments. This work describes Land’s original red and white projections using equipment now at the Rowland Institute. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, McKee, Benton, and McCann investigated color images from stimuli that excited only rods and long-wave (L) cones. They used dark adaptation curves, flicker-fusion rates, the Stiles-Crawford effect, and apparent sharpness to differentiate rod and middle- (M) and short-wave (S) cone responses. They showed that color from rods and L cones under the right stimulus conditions was nearly identical to cone-cone color. © 2004 SPIE and IS&T.

© 2004 SPIE and IS&T

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John J. McCann ; Jeanne L. Benton and Suzanne P. McKee
"Red/white projections and rod/long-wave cone color: an annotated bibliography", J. Electron. Imaging. 13(1), 8-14 (Jan 01, 2004). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.1635830


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