Encyclopedia of Color Science and Technology

2016 Edition
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CIE Guidelines for Mixed Mode Illumination: Summary and Related Work

  • Suchitra Sueeprasan
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-8071-7_4



Mixed mode illumination refers to an image comparison between softcopy and hardcopy with successive binocular viewing. When comparing the softcopy images on self-luminous displays with the hardcopy images under ambient lighting, an observer’s eyes move back and forth between the images. Under such circumstance, the state of adaptation is unfixed and the human visual system partially adapts to the white point of the softcopy display and partially adapts to the ambient illumination. The term mixed chromatic adaptation is defined as a state in which observers adapt to light from sources of different chromaticities [3].


In 1998, the Technical Committee 8-04, Adaptation under Mixed Illumination Conditions, was formed in Commission Internationale de l’Eclairage (CIE)/Division 8 (Image Technology), with the aim to investigate the state of adaptation of the visual system when comparing softcopy images on...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Imaging and Printing TechnologyChulalongkorn University Intellectual Repository, Chulalongkorn UniversityPathumwanThailand