Displays tends to expand its color gamut, such as multi-primary color display, Adobe RGB and so on. Therefore
displays got possible to display high chroma colors. However sometimes, we feel unnatural some for the image which
only expanded chroma. Appropriate gamut mapping method to expand color gamut is not proposed very much. We are
attempting preferred expanded color reproduction on wide color gamut display utilizing high chroma colors effectively.
As a first step, we have conducted an experiment to investigate the psychological effect of color schemes including
highly saturated colors. We used the six-primary-color projector that we have developed for the presentation of test
colors. The six-primary-color projector's gamut volume in CIELAB space is about 1.8 times larger than the normal RGB
projector. We conducted a subjective evaluation experiment using the SD (Semantic Differential) technique to find the
quantitative psychological effect of high chroma colors.
In addition to the great advancement of high-resolution and large-screen imaging technology, the issue of color is now receiving considerable attention as another aspect than the image resolution. It is difficult to reproduce the original color of subject in conventional imaging systems, and that obstructs the applications of visual communication systems in telemedicine, electronic commerce, and digital museum. To breakthrough the limitation of conventional RGB 3-primary systems, "Natural Vision" project aims at an innovative video and still-image communication technology with high-fidelity color reproduction capability, based on spectral information. This paper summarizes the results of NV project including the development of multispectral and multiprimary imaging technologies and the experimental investigations on the applications to medicine, digital archives, electronic commerce, and computer graphics.