Chapter 8. Color Gamuts and their Computation

  1. Ján Morovič

Published Online: 8 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470758922.ch8

Color Gamut Mapping

Color Gamut Mapping

How to Cite

Morovič, J. (2008) Color Gamuts and their Computation, in Color Gamut Mapping, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470758922.ch8

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



  • color gamuts and computation;
  • output versus input devices and their sampling;
  • digital color imaging media and inputs and outputs;
  • sampling inputs to input devices;
  • gamut boundary descriptor algorithms;
  • gamut boundary descriptor (GBD);
  • line gamut boundary (LGB);
  • alpha shapes and alpha hulls;
  • gamut boundary descriptor algorithm summary


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Challenges and Implications of Definition

  • Gamut Boundary Descriptor Algorithms

  • Evaluating and Operating on Gamut Boundary Descriptors

  • Examples of Salient Color Gamuts

  • Image Gamuts

  • Summary