Recently, digital Imaging has evolved rapidly, leading to an intensified use of the Internet as a communication channel. Many causes are leading to colour renditions being far less faithful than one would expect. A solution to most of the problems is provided by entirely multispectral imaging systems. Though only the image capture part of such a system is currently availably to the market, this enables already a great improvement in many applications. The paper focusses on the integration of a multispectral image capture system with current display and printing technology into a complete colour image communication framework, also including synthetic image generation (e. g. by weaving CAD software) as well as image modification and further processing in order to create new images from multispectral ones (e. g. 3D draping software). A very important matter is the control of defined viewing conditions which can currently only be achieved in the professional field. Here, the faithful communication of colour images between business partners is achievable today, raising colour communication to a new level of colour quality which enables considerable savings of time and material. Though there are still many limitations to colour reproduction, most of them will be eliminated as multispectral research proceeds.
Patrick G. Herzog, "Virtual Fabrics or Multispectral Imaging in B2B" in Proc. IS&T CGIV 2002 First European Conf. on Colour in Graphics, Imaging, and Vision, 2002, pp 580 - 584, https://doi.org/10.2352/CGIV.2002.1.1.art00121