7. Calculating Color

  1. Rolf G. Kuehni

Published Online: 9 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118533567.ch7

Color: An Introduction to Practice and Principles, Third Edition

Color: An Introduction to Practice and Principles, Third Edition

How to Cite

Kuehni, R. G. (2012) Calculating Color, in Color: An Introduction to Practice and Principles, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118533567.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 OCT 2012
  2. Published Print: 9 NOV 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118173848

Online ISBN: 9781118533567

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Keywords:

  • color;
  • human color vision system

Summary

The realities faced by a color vision model attempting to predict anything related to perceptual judgments of color are quite complex, however, as has been mentioned and as builders of such models know. The reason is that the human color vision system has developed for the purpose of solving problems critical for our survival by modifying the signals existing at the exit of the cones in many different ways, depending on many factors. If we assume that all possible color perceptions can fit into a three-dimensional (3D) space, then the organization of that space can be viewed from two perspectives that are discussed in the chapter.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

color; colour vision