Color Imaging: Fundamentals and Applications

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Taylor & Francis, Jul 22, 2008 - Computers - 1058 pages
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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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 division at Apple, Inc., and an Affiliate Professor with the Munsell Color Science Laboratory in the Center for Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). He holds a Ph.D. in Imaging Science and an M.S. in Color Science, both from RIT.

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