Special Section on Retinex at 40

Capturing a black cat in shade: past and present of Retinex color appearance models

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John J. McCann

McCann Imaging, Belmont, Massachusetts 02478 E-mail: mccanns@tiac.net

J. Electron. Imaging. 13(1), 36-47 (Jan 01, 2004). doi:10.1117/1.1635831
History: Revised Mar. 4, 2003; Revised Sep. 12, 2003; Accepted Sep. 14, 2003; Online March 01, 2004
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This work recounts the research on capturing real-life scenes, calculating appearances, and rendering sensations on film and other limited dynamic-range media. It describes the first patents, a hardware display used in Land’s Ives Medal Address in 1968, the first computer simulations using 20×24 pixel arrays, psychophysical experiments and computational models of color constancy and dynamic range compression, and the Frankle-McCann computationally efficient retinex image processing of 512×512 images. It includes several modifications of the original approach, including recent models of human vision and gamut-mapping applications. This work emphasizes the need for parallel studies of psychophysical measurements of human vision and computational algorithms used in commercial imaging systems. © 2004 SPIE and IS&T.

© 2004 SPIE and IS&T

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John J. McCann
"Capturing a black cat in shade: past and present of Retinex color appearance models", J. Electron. Imaging. 13(1), 36-47 (Jan 01, 2004). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.1635831


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