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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2006
  • pp: 22–33

Gloss as an aspect of the measurement of appearance

Wei Ji, Mike R. Pointer, Ronnier M. Luo, and John Dakin  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 23, Issue 1, pp. 22-33 (2006)

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The perception and measurement of gloss is just one part of the concept of appearance measurement. We describe the comparison between data derived by 20 observers who each scaled the perceived gloss of a set of 84 neutral and colored test samples and measurements of those samples made using a glossmeter and a sphere-based spectrophotometer. With a glossmeter, the relationship between the visual-scaled data and the measured gloss values could be described by a three-part linear fit or, with a higher correlation, a cubic function. For the sphere-based spectrophotometer, the difference in the luminance factor, Δ Y , between specular-included and specular-excluded measurements, was found to give a better linear correlation with the observer-scaled data. The color of the samples did not appear to significantly change the perceived gloss of the surface.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.5700) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Reflection
(330.1690) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color
(330.5510) Vision, color, and visual optics : Psychophysics

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Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

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Wei Ji, Mike R. Pointer, Ronnier M. Luo, and John Dakin, "Gloss as an aspect of the measurement of appearance," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 22-33 (2006)

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