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Introduction to Color Imaging Science


  • Date Published: March 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521103138

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  • Colour imaging technology has become almost ubiquitous in modern life in the form of monitors, liquid crystal screens, colour printers, scanners, and digital cameras. This book is a comprehensive guide to the scientific and engineering principles of colour imaging. It covers the physics of light and colour, how the eye and physical devices capture colour images, how colour is measured and calibrated, and how images are processed. It stresses physical principles and includes a wealth of real-world examples. The book will be of value to scientists and engineers in the colour imaging industry and, with homework problems, can also be used as a text for graduate courses on colour imaging.

    • A comprehensive introduction to a rapidly growing, multi-disciplinary field of colour imaging science
    • Only requires a college-level knowledge of the physics, biology and mathematics behind the field
    • Contains many exercises with solutions available by emailing
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    Review of the hardback: '… although titled an introduction, this book is a detailed and comprehensive coverage of colour imaging running to over 690 pages … the structure and flow is excellent, especially considering the breadth of information provided …' IEE Communications Engineer

    Review of the hardback: 'The book is unique in its dual presentation of models and theories. Physics and mathematics are made clear, and the author states the assumptions of the models and their applicability and limitations. I know of no other book that compares with Color Imaging Science, and I strongly recommend it.' Optic and Photonics News

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521103138
    • length: 716 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 36 mm
    • weight: 1.12kg
    • contains: 208 b/w illus. 16 tables 110 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Light
    3. Radiometry
    4. Photometry
    5. Light-matter interaction
    6. Colorimetry
    7. Light sources
    8. Scene physics
    9. Optical image formation
    10. Lens aberrations and image irradiance
    11. Eye optics
    12. From retina to brain
    13. Visual psychophysics
    14. Color order systems
    15. Color measurement
    16. Device calibration
    17. Tone reproduction
    18. Color reproduction
    19. Color image acquisition
    20. Color image display
    21. Image quality
    22. Basic concepts in color image processing
    A. Extended tables
    B. Glossary

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    Introduction to Color Imaging Science

    Hsien-Che Lee

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    Hsien-Che Lee, Foxlink Peripherals Inc.
    HSIEN-CHE LEE received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1981. He then worked for eighteen years at Kodak Research Laboratories in Rochester, New York. There he did research on digital color image processing, color science, human color vision, digital minilab, photo finishing, imaging system simulation, medical imaging, and computer vision. He is now Senior Vice President of Advanced Imaging at Foxlink Peripherals, Inc., Fremont, California. With more than 20 years of research and product development experience in imaging science, he has given many lectures and short courses on color imaging, color science, and computer vision at various universities and research institutes. He has published many technical papers and has 13 US patents in color imaging science related inventions.

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