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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2012
  • pp: A118–A127

Effect of spatial structure on colorfulness adaptation for natural images

Yoko Mizokami, Chie Kamesaki, Nobuki Ito, Shun Sakaibara, and Hirohisa Yaguchi  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 2, pp. A118-A127 (2012)

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We examined whether the perception of the colorfulness of an image is influenced by the adaptation of the visual system to natural and shuffled images with different degrees of saturation. In the experiment, observers first became adapted to several images with different levels of saturation and then their colorfulness perception of a test image was measured. The results show that their perception of colorfulness was influenced by their adaptation to the saturation of images. The effect was stronger following adaptation to natural images than to images consisting of a shuffled collage of randomized color blocks, which suggests that the naturalness of the spatial structure of an image affects the strength of the effect.

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OCIS Codes
(330.0330) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision, color, and visual optics
(330.1720) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color vision
(330.5510) Vision, color, and visual optics : Psychophysics
(330.7320) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision adaptation

ToC Category:
Color in natural or complex scenes

Original Manuscript: September 1, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 28, 2011
Published: January 19, 2012

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