Retinex at 50: color theory and spatial algorithms, a review

  title={Retinex at 50: color theory and spatial algorithms, a review},
  author={John J. McCann},
  journal={J. Electronic Imaging},
Retinex Imaging shares two distinct elements: first, a model of human color vision; second, a spatialimaging algorithm for making better reproductions. Edwin Land’s 1964 Retinex Color Theory began as a model of human color vision of real complex scenes. He designed many experiments, such as Color Mondrians, to understand why retinal cone quanta catch fails to predict color constancy. Land’s Retinex model used three spatial channels (L, M, S) that calculated three independent sets of… CONTINUE READING


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