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28 January 2008 An efficient low-complexity approach to color trapping
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Proceedings Volume 6807, Color Imaging XIII: Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications; 680716 (2008)
Event: Electronic Imaging, 2008, San Jose, California, United States
CMYK color separation is a technique commonly used in printing to reproduce mutli-color images. However, the color planes are generally not perfectly aligned with respect to each other when they are rendered by the imaging stations. This phenomenon, called color plane mis-registration, causes gap and halo artifacts. Trapping algorithms aim to reduce these artifacts by scanning through an image, determining the edges susceptible to mis-registration errors, and moving the edge boundaries of the lighter colorants underneath the edge boundaries of the darker colorants. In this paper, we propose a low-complexity approach to automatic color trapping which hides the effects of small color plane mis-registrations without negatively affecting the overall quality of the printed image.
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Haiyin Wang, Mireille Boutin, Jeffery Trask, and Jan P. Allebach "An efficient low-complexity approach to color trapping", Proc. SPIE 6807, Color Imaging XIII: Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, 680716 (28 January 2008);


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