Hue Correlate Stability using a Gaussian versus Rectangular Object-Colour Atlas

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Mirzaei, H. and Funt, B. "Hue Correlate Stability using a Gaussian versus Rectangular Object-Colour Atlas." Proc. AIC 2013 International Colour Association Conference, Vol. 3, pp. 1133-1136. Newcastle. Jul. 2013.

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The perceptual correlate to hue and the stability of its representation in the coordinates of Logvinenko's illumination-invariant object-colour atlas (Logvinenko, 2009) are investigated. Logvinenko's object-colour atlas represents the colours of objects in terms of special rectangular reflectance functions defined by 3-parameters, a (chromatic purity), o (spectral bandwidth) and A. (central wavelength) describing the rectangular reflectance to which it is metameric. These parameters were shown to be approximate perceptual correlates in terms of chroma, whiteness/blackness, and hue, respectively. When the illumination changes, the mapping of object colours to the rectangular atlas coordinates is subject to a phenomenon referred to as colour stimulus shift. The perceptual correlates shift as well. The problem of coJour stinmlus shift is exacerbated by the fact that the atlas is based on rectangular functions. This paper explores the benefits of using the Gaussian parameterization of the object-colour atlas (Logvinenko, 20 12) in terms of its robustness to colour stimulus shift and in terms of how well it maps to the perceptual correlate ofhue.


Presented at the 12th International AIC Congress, Newcastle, July 2013.

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