Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Metrics for Evaluating Spectral Matches: A Quantitative Comparison

Buy Article:

$17.00 + tax (Refund Policy)

Several of the spectral match metrics considered by Imai, et al., are compared for a large number of non-metameric pairs of spectra in order to assess how accurately they track human perception as predicted by CIELAB (i.e., the extent to which the metric will exhibit a proportional relationship with CIELAB total color difference), and how precisely they do so (i.e., the relative compactness of the distribution of a metric for spectral pairs which differ by a given level of CIELAB total color difference). Both properties are important attributes of a spectral match metric. Of particular importance in optimization problems is the precision as the total color difference becomes small.

We found that among the metrics considered, only unweighted RMS and Viggiano's Spectral Comparison Index provided precision for both large and small color differences. The Viggiano Spectral Comparison Index had the closest correlation to human perception, and, for the non-metameric spectral pairs examined in this study, assumed values close to 2,6 times that of CIELAB ΔE*.

The paper includes a definition of non-metameric spectra, and describes a method for generating them, which include variations in Lightness, Hue, and Chroma.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2004

More about this publication?
  • Started in 2002 and merged with the Color and Imaging Conference (CIC) in 2014, CGIV covered a wide range of topics related to colour and visual information, including color science, computational color, color in computer graphics, color reproduction, volor vision/psychophysics, color image quality, color image processing, and multispectral color science. Drawing papers from researchers, scientists, and engineers worldwide, DGIV offered attendees a unique experience to share with colleagues in industry and academic, and on national and international standards committees. Held every year in Europe, DGIV papers were more academic in their focus and had high student participation rates.

    Please note: For purposes of its Digital Library content, IS&T defines Open Access as papers that will be downloadable in their entirety for free in perpetuity. Copyright restrictions on papers vary; see individual papers for details.

  • Information for Authors
  • Submit a Paper
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more