16 January 2006 Uncalibrated color
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Abstract
Color calibration or the use of color measurement processes to characterize the color properties of a device or workflow is often expected or assumed for many color reproduction applications. However it is interesting to consider applications or situations in which color calibration is not as critical. In the first case it is possible to imagine an implicit color calibration resulting from a standardization or convergence of the colorant and substrate spectrum. In the second case it is possible to imagine cases where the device color variability is significantly less than the user color thresholds or expectations for color consistency. There are still general requirements for this form of pragmatic color but they are generally lower than for the higher end of digital color reproduction. Finally it is possible to imagine an implicit calibration that leverages in some way the highly accurate memory color for the hue of common objects. This scenario culminates with a challenge to create a natural capture calibration standard that does not require individual calibration, is spectrally diverse, is inexpensive and is environmentally friendly.
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Nathan Moroney, Nathan Moroney, } "Uncalibrated color", Proc. SPIE 6058, Color Imaging XI: Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, 605808 (16 January 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.657689; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.657689
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