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Volume: 29 | Article ID: art00034
White Balance preference under multiple light sources
  DOI :  10.2352/issn.2169-2629.2021.29.193  Published OnlineNovember 2021

White balance is one of the key processes in a camera pipeline. Accuracy can be challenging when a scene is illuminated by multiple color light sources. We designed and built a studio which consisted of a controllable multiple LED light sources that produced a range of correlated color temperatures (CCTs) with high color fidelity that were used to illuminate test scenes. A two Alternative Forced Choice (2AFC) experiment was performed to evaluate the white balance appearance preference for images containing a model in the foreground and target objects in the background indoor scene. The foreground and background were lit by different combinations of cool to warm sources. The observers were asked to pick the one that was most aesthetically appealing to them. The results show that when the background is warm, the skin tones dominated observers' decisions and when the background is cool the preference shifts to scenes with same foreground and background CCT. The familiarity and unfamiliarity of objects in the background scene did not show a significant effect.

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  Anku, Susan P. Farnand, "White Balance preference under multiple light sourcesin Proc. IS&T 29th Color and Imaging Conf.,  2021,  pp 193 - 196,

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