Evaluation of the effect of retinal localized chromatic adaptation intensity on desaturated achromatic reproductions derived by standard rendering methods


Correspondence to: Mile Matijevic (e-mail: mile.matijevic@grf.hr)


This article presents the research of relationship between the effect of retinal localized chromatic adaptation, the standard rendering methods, and perception of desaturated achromatic reproductions. Within the research, adaptations on three types of adaptation forms at times of 5, 10, and 15 min are performed. To define the impact of the effect, the samples for visual evaluation – the evaluation of the effect of retinal localized chromatic adaptation – are printed by using the gray balance phenomenon: with certain samples, the saturation of colors for which the adaptation is performed is made higher. The research results show the existence of correlation between the researched parameters and a need for further research and description of psychophysical effects in processes of graphic reproductions. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Col Res Appl, 38, 277–283, 2013