After an introduction to a number of essentials of color image reproduction in general, the evolutionary development of color information transport and handling in the open system architectures of modern image communication is summarized. Some comments are given on the benefit of using color standards and color management systems but a number of insuperable drawbacks is described as well. Basic remaining problems of device- and observer metamerism have pushed the development of the new technology of multispectral imaging. The potential, structure and state of the art of this revolutionary technology is briefly described together with some more detailed results on the newest development of a complete multispectral imaging system including a 16-channel camera, complex data encoding and a 6-channel display.
Bernhard Hill, "(R)evolution of Color Imaging Systems" in Proc. IS&T CGIV 2002 First European Conf. on Colour in Graphics, Imaging, and Vision, 2002, pp 473 - 479, https://doi.org/10.2352/CGIV.2002.1.1.art00100