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This book provides the reader with an understanding of what color is, where color comes from, and how color can be used correctly in many different applications. The authors first treat the physics of light and its interaction with matter at the atomic level, so that the origins of color can be appreciated. The intimate relationship between energy levels, orbital states, and electromagnetic waves helps to explain why diamonds shimmer, rubies are red, and the feathers of the Blue Jay are blue. Then, color theory is explained from its origin to the current state of the art, including image capture and display as well as the practical use of color in disciplines such as computer graphics, computer vision, photography, and film.

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Editorial Reviews

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Color Imaging is outstanding in the way it brings together information useful to researchers, graduate students, and professionals who work in digital photography, computer graphics, computer vision, image processing, and electronic games. The writing is clear, and the many color illustrations are excellent.
—S.L. Tanimoto, CHOICE, March 2009

... covers a range of color theory concerns for any involved in computer graphics, vision, image processing and photography. Thus this book is a pick not just for college-level computer collections, but for advanced photography libraries as well. Chapters cover the basics of color's physics and chemistry, offering plenty of theory perfect for understanding how images are captured, altered, and presented. An accompanying DVD holds most of the color photos in the book in high dynamic range format—including source code for several algorithms—and provides readers with an essential key for understanding at an advanced level.
The Bookwatch, November 2008

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568813448
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/30/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 1074
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Erik Reinhard is a lecturer at the University of Bristol and Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida. He is the coauthor of numerous books, including High Dynamic Range Imaging, Fundamentals of Computer Graphics, and Practical Parallel Rendering.

Erum Arif Khan and Ahmet Oguz Akyüz are researchers at the University of Central Florida focusing on high dynamic range imaging with an emphasis on color.

Garrett M. Johnson is a color scientist in the Professional Applications divi-sion at Apple, Inc., and an Affiliate Professor with the Munsell Color Science Laboratory in the Center for Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Tech-nology (RIT). He holds a Ph.D. in Imaging Science and an M.S. in Color Sci-ence, both from RIT.
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Table of Contents

I Principles 1

1 Introduction 3

2 Physics of light 17

3 Chemistry of matter 121

4 Human vision 199

5 Perception 251

II Color models 317

6 Radiometry and photometry 319

7 Colorimetry 363

8 Color spaces 405

9 Illuminants 491

10 Chromatic adaptation 525

11 Color and image appearance models 565

III Digital color imaging 631

12 Image capture 633

13 High dynamic range image capture 709

14 Display technologies 743

15 Image properties and image display 805

16 Color management 849

17 Dynamic range reduction 881

IV Appendices 929

App. A Vectors and matrices 931

App. B Trigonometry 939

App. C Complex numbers 945

App. D Units and constants 949

App. E The CIE luminous efficiency functions 951

App. F CIE illuminants 955

App. G Chromaticity coordinates of paints 959

Bibliography 961

Index 1027

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