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28 December 2001 Network color management system using a cluster dividing method
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Recently the color reproduction of the real objects is becoming more and more important in the field of telemedicine and internet shopping. To reproduce the object's color under the various conditions, the surface spectral reflectance has to be estimated. In this paper we present the novel way to estimate it using conventional 3- band digital camera. Usually the precise estimation of the spectra from the 3-band image is very difficult, as it has metameric black and the simple camera model is not suitable. To improve the estimation accuracy, we propose dividing color space in to clusters and estimating spectra using different model parameters at each cluster. Clusters are set corresponding to the major objects in camera images. Next the estimated spectral image is reproduced on the monitor. When luminance and color temperature of the specified viewing illuminant and the monitor are different, the subject hardly perceives the object's real color. Therefore the image is converted using CIECAM97s. This paper shows the results of simulation using the image of enlarged human's mouth assuming remote consulting with dental clinic. In this system, a dentist can perceive the real color of patient's gums and teeth on the monitor.
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Mutsuko Nichogi and Katsuhiro Kanamori "Network color management system using a cluster dividing method", Proc. SPIE 4663, Color Imaging: Device-Independent Color, Color Hardcopy, and Applications VII, (28 December 2001);


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