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Relating reflectance spectra space to Munsell color appearance space

A. Kimball Romney  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 3, pp. 658-666 (2008)

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The goal is to construct a simple model relating the conceptually defined Munsell color space to a physical representation of the relationship among the reflectance spectra obtained from the color chips comprising the Munsell color atlas. In the model both the Munsell conceptual system and the transformed reflectance spectra are shown to be well represented in Euclidean space, and the two spaces are related by a simple linear transformation. A practical implication is that the method allows one to compare the location of an empirical reflectance spectrum with the aiming point in the conceptual structure.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(330.0330) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision, color, and visual optics
(330.1690) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color
(330.1710) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color, measurement

ToC Category:
Vision, Color, and Visual Optics

Original Manuscript: June 18, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 31, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 20, 2007
Published: February 13, 2008

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Vol. 3, Iss. 4 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

A. Kimball Romney, "Relating reflectance spectra space to Munsell color appearance space," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 658-666 (2008)

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