High, Wide, & Deep: Displayed Image Color Appearance and Perception


July 7, 2008


Mark Fairchild


Rochester Institute of Technology


Color imaging technologies with higher dynamic range, wider color gamut, and greater bit depth require new and/or different ways of thinking about color. In particular, color appearance issues become more important. This presentation describes some recent research on the application of color and image appearance modeling to high-dynamic- range and wide-color-gamut imaging.


Mark Fairchild

Mark D. Fairchild is a Professor at the Munsell Color Science Laboratory in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Imaging Science from R.I.T. and Ph.D. in Vision Science from the University of Rochester. Mark was presented with the 1995 Bartleson Award by the Colour Group(Great Britain) and the 2002 Macbeth Award by the Inter-Society Color Council for his research work in color appearance and other areas of color science. He is author of over 200 technical publications in color and imaging sciences and the book, Color Appearance Models, 2nd Ed., which serves as a reference to the fundamentals of color appearance and the formulation of specific models. He served as Color Imaging Editor for IS&T’s Journal of Imaging Science and Technology for 3 years and was named a Fellow of IS&T (the Society for Imaging Science and Technology) in 2003 for his contributions to digital color imaging. In 2007, Mark was presented with the Davies Medal by the Royal Photographic Society for his contributions to photography in the digital field of imaging science.He received the 2008 IS&T Raymond C. Bowman award for excellence in imaging education. He was chair of CIE Technical Committee 1-34 on color appearance models, is currently a member several other CIE technical committees dealing with color appearance and image technology issues. Mark is an active member of IS&T, ISCC, CORM, CIE- USNC, OSA, SID, and ACM-SIGGRAPH.