Color Spaces

  • Konstantinos N. Plataniotis
  • Anastasios N. Venetsanopoulos
Part of the Digital Signal Processing book series (DIGSIGNAL)


Color is a sensation created in response to excitation of our visual system by electromagnetic radiation known as light [1], [2], [3]. More specific, color is the perceptual result of light in the visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum, having wavelengths in the region of 400nm to 700nm, incident upon the retina of the human eye. Physical power or radiance of the incident light is in a spectral power distribution (SPD), often divided into 31 components each representing a l0nm band [4]–[13].


Human Visual System Color Model Primary Color Gamma Correction Chromaticity Diagram 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Konstantinos N. Plataniotis
    • 1
  • Anastasios N. Venetsanopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical & Computer EngineeringUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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