Encyclopedia of Color Science and Technology

2016 Edition
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CIE Guidelines for Evaluation of Gamut Mapping Algorithms: Summary and Related Work (Pub. 156)

  • Jan Morovic
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-8071-7_3


The CIE Guidelines for the Evaluation of Gamut Mapping Algorithms (referred to as Guidelines in the remainder of this entry) set out experimental conditions under which color gamut mapping algorithms are to be evaluated so that results can be compared and combined from separate experiments. The Guidelines were published [1] in 2004 by Division 8 of the CIE and cover a number of aspects of experimental evaluation, both mandatory and optional. They also include case studies for applying them to various color reproduction scenarios and a checklist that can be used to determine an experiment’s compliance with the Guidelines.


A color gamut mapping algorithm is that part of a color reproduction process, which ensures that colors from some original (source) are adapted to fit inside the color gamut available under reproduction (destination) conditions. A typical example is a color image viewed on an electronic display that is to be reproduced in print. Here, there are...

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  1. 1.Hewlett-Packard CompanySant Cugat del Valles/BarcelonaSpain