Chapter 2. Basics of Color Science

  1. Ján Morovič

Published Online: 8 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470758922.ch2

Color Gamut Mapping

Color Gamut Mapping

How to Cite

Morovič, J. (2008) Basics of Color Science, in Color Gamut Mapping, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470758922.ch2

Author Information

  1. Hewlett-Packard Company, Barcelona, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 JUN 2008

Book Series:

  1. Wiley-IS&T Series in Imaging Science and Technology

Book Series Editors:

  1. Michael A. Kriss

Series Editor Information

  1. Formerly of the Eastman, Kodak Research Laboratories, University of Rochester, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470030325

Online ISBN: 9780470758922



  • gamut mapping and familiarity with color science basics;
  • color as subjective quality in experience;
  • describing color experiences;
  • color ecosystem;
  • human visual system - visual experiences in humans related to chemical and electrical activity of nerve cells;
  • from photoreceptors to visual cortex;
  • physical color-related properties;
  • color ecosystem interactions;
  • adaptation to chromaticity


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What is Color?

  • Describing Color Experiences

  • The Color Ecosystem

  • The Human Visual System

  • Physical Color-related Properties

  • Colorimetry

  • Color Ecosystem Interactions

  • Digital Color Capture and Generation

  • Color Management

  • What can Affect the Appearance of a Pair of Stimuli?

  • Summary