Abstract

Spectrally different object colors that match for one illuminant generally do not remain matched when the illuminant is replaced by another. However, all possible colors that match under one illuminant are, with any other illuminant, confined to a region of color space that has a closed boundary. This boundary, called the theoretical chromaticity-mismatch limits of metamers due to a change of illuminant, can be computed by means of a linear-programming technique. The size and shape of the theoretical limits in color space depend on the two illuminants involved and on the color of the metamers. A number of examples are given, and some practical implications of the method are discussed.

© 1975 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (12)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (12)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription