Author Archives: Parker Plaisted

Color Temperature and Correlated Color Temperature CCT

People sometimes get confused about the meaning of correlated color temperature (CCT) and the relationship of this metric to color temperature and the D series of CIE standard illuminants (e.g., D50 and D65). I will offer some scientific insight here … Continue reading

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A Digital Camera Does Not Have A Color Gamut

Color gamut is a popular concept in digital color management, and is frequently mentioned in discussions about the selection of a color space (e.g., sRGB or ProPhoto RGB) or the compression of colors in a color-managed workflow. Color gamut volume … Continue reading

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Comparison of Adobe RGB and sRGB Colors

Two of the most commonly used ICC profiles for RGB images are Adobe RGB (1998) and sRGB IEC61966-2.1. The Adobe RGB (1998) color space has a larger color gamut than the sRGB IEC61966-2.1 color space, but you may be surprised … Continue reading

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Chromatic Adaptation for Display Profiles

When I was working on improvements to the OptiCAL software in 1998, one of the challenges was the selection of the chromatic adaptation algorithm. At the time, the International Color Consortium (ICC) did not specify a chromatic adaptation algorithm, so … Continue reading

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RIT MCSL Industrial Short Courses 2012

The Munsell Color Science Lab at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is offering Industrial Short Courses again this year in June. The instructors are faculty and staff at the Munsell Color Science Lab. A short description of each instructor … Continue reading

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