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METHOD FOR ESTIMATING COLOR GAMUT MAPPING ON A DISPLAY DEVICE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026506D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Color images prepared and displayed on one color device are often disappointing when reproduced on a different device because of the incorrect reproduction of one or more colors. It is desirable to have a method for easily and quickly previewing and predicting, on a color source device, the reproduction of a color on a target device. There is proposed herein a method for quickly and inexpensively determining an estimated, or roughly predicted, target color for each of one or more original colors, on a selected printer or other color output device, taking into account the color reproducing characteristics of that device. The estimated target colors are displayed on the user's display (source device) as a preview of roughly how the colors will be reproduced on the selected target device. This allows the user to determine whether the target device will provide colors appropriate for the user's purposes before actually printing the illustration or palette of colors, thereby saving the expense, time, and computational power involved in preparing one or more printed drafts.