Color Appearance Models

Lectures & Exercises: Arto Kaarna, Lappeenranta University of Technology

What makes the scenes become more colorful on sunny days? Why the color in the paint shop looks different when painted on the wall at home? Color Appearance Models (CAM) allow description of perception of colors depending on the environments where the colors are. CAM enables modeling of colors in real environments, which extends the simple, global illumination compensation applied for example in digital cameras. Typical phenomena modeled in CAM are e.g. the simultaneous contrast, the chromatic adaptation, and the effects on the changes of the brightness and the luminance.

The lectures are currently scheduled for July 31th.