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Volume: 5 | Article ID: art00074
Wide-gamut image capture
  DOI :  10.2352/CGIV.2010.5.1.art00074  Published OnlineJanuary 2010

Colour gamut refers to the range of colours that can be reproduced by an imaging system. The definition of gamut is quite clear for displays and for hard-copy printing. Colour image science experts disagree, however, on the definition – or even applicability of the concept – of gamut for cameras. I disagree that there is any meaningful concept of “capture gamut.” In this note, I review trichromacy and metamerism and discuss various gamuts. I conclude that although metamerism is a phenomenon of what I call “31-space,” gamut lives in 3-space. With suitable colour signal processing, a 3-channel camera is capable of acquiring wide gamut images.

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Charles Poynton, "Wide-gamut image capturein Proc. IS&T CGIV 2010/MCS'10 5th European Conf. on Colour in Graphics, Imaging, and Vision 12th Int'l Symp. on Multispectral Colour Science,  2010,  pp 471 - 482,

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