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Colour Engineering: Achieving Device Independent Colour

MacDonald, Lindsay and Green, Phil (2002) Colour Engineering: Achieving Device Independent Colour. Wiley, Chichester. ISBN 9780471486886

Type of Research: Book
Creators: MacDonald, Lindsay and Green, Phil

The researcher was the chief editor of this book which analyses the problems of device-independent reproduction of colour, especially in photo-realistic colour images, and outlines the different solutions available. Particular attention is paid to the capabilities of the human visual system, the characterisation of colour imaging devices, and the state of the art in commercial colour management systems. It summarises research findings and presents new scholarly insights into the evolution and capabilities of colour management systems.

Since 1990 there has been a phenomenal growth in colour imaging facilities for desktop computers. This has been evident not only in colour monitors and graphic user interfaces, but also in peripheral devices such as colour ink-jet printers and digital cameras. The ability to store and access digital colour images was greatly enhanced through the availability of CD-ROM drives and Internet connections in all new PCs.

The problem for users and system developers alike is how to achieve good quality image reproduction, with controllable, repeatable and consistent colour across a wide range of input and output devices. How do viewing conditions affect the appearance of colour on a print or on a display? How can someone purchasing an item from an on-line catalogue, for example, be sure that the colour will be correct?
The book charts the new discipline known as 'Colour Engineering', applying the principles of colour science to the practical problems of developing colour imaging products and reproducing colour images. It was targeted at both practitioners and students of colour management in digital imaging systems. It was written by leading experts in the field, based in the UK, Europe and USA. It was co-published by John Wiley and the Society for Information Display (SID) in their series on the state of the art display technology.

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Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: RAE2008 UoA63
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Wiley
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Communication
Date: 2002
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2009 12:23
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2014 16:03
Item ID: 952
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/952

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