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Colour Design by J Best

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Colour description and communication

J.S. Setchell, Jr.,     formerly of Pantone, Inc. (retired), USA

Abstract:

This chapter discusses the problems involved with describing and communicating colour. Colour order systems, named colour systems, colour naming, and instrumental measurement of colour are then described, including conditions of illumination and viewing and the problem of fluorescence. Digital imaging systems and their need for colour management are described. A discussion of colour constancy, metamerism, and colour difference follows, with explanations of computation of colour co-ordinates, and derivation of the CIE Standard Observer providing more detail on these topics. A short section on future trends rounds out the discussion, ...

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