The CIE Technical Committee 8-01, color appearance models for color management applications, has recently proposed a single set of revisions to the CIECAM97s color appearance model. This new model, called CIECAM02, is based on CIECAM97s but includes many revisions1-4 and some simplifications. A partial list of revisions includes a linear chromatic adaptation transform, a new non-linear response compression function and modifications to the calculations for the perceptual attribute correlates. The format of this paper is an annotated description of the forward equations for the model.

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IS&T: Tenth Color Imaging Conference: Color Science and Engineering Systems, Technologies, Applications 10 (2002) 23-27 Location: Scottsdale, Arizona - Publishers book can be found (out of print): ISBN: 0-89208-241-0Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

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Conference Paper

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Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science (COS)


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