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VISION EXPERIMENT ON CHROMA SATURATION FOR COLOR QUALITY PREFERENCE

Published

Author(s)

Yoshihiro Ohno, Carl C. Miller, Mira Fein

Abstract

Color Rendering Index (CRI) often does not correlate well with visual evaluation of color rendering of light sources at real illuminated scenes. The main reason is that CRI measures color fidelity, while general users judge color rendering based on their preference of object color appearance, thus there is a need for a color-preference based metric. Color preference is mainly affected by saturation of object chroma. To obtain data for such color preference evaluation, a series of vision experiments have been conducted using the NIST Spectrally Tunable Lighting Facility simulating an interior room, where 20 subjects viewed various fruits, vegetables, and their skin tones, under illumination of varied saturation levels at correlated color temperatures (CCT) of 2700 K, 3500 K, and 5000 K. The results of the experiment show that subjects’ preference is consistently peaked at saturation level of ΔC*ab ≈ 5 at all CCT conditions and for all target objects. The results may be useful to develop a color preference metric.
Proceedings Title
Proc., the 28th Session of the CIE
Volume
1
Issue
1
Conference Dates
June 29-July 3, 2015
Conference Location
Manchester
Conference Title
The 28the Session of International Commission on Illumination

Keywords

color rendering, color preference, chroma saturation, perception, vision experiment

Citation

Ohno, Y. , Miller, C. and Fein, M. (2015), VISION EXPERIMENT ON CHROMA SATURATION FOR COLOR QUALITY PREFERENCE, Proc., the 28th Session of the CIE, Manchester, -1, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=918717 (Accessed August 10, 2022)
Created July 31, 2015, Updated February 19, 2017