The design or selection of test images are important aspects of the color quality evaluation process. Images may be used to assess process performance, evaluate process consistency and to provide process feedback information. They may have analytical or pictorial structures. Images for process optimization or subjective quality assessment, however, have certain drawbacks when used for color reproduction quality research. Color Mondrian or “quasi-Mondrian” images used in conjunction with related pictorial subjects are suggested options for color quality research purposes. General guidelines for test image selection, design and evaluation are presented.
Gary G. Field, "Test Image Design Guidelines for Color Quality Evaluation" in Proc. IS&T 7th Color and Imaging Conf., 1999, pp 194 - 196, https://doi.org/10.2352/CIC.1999.7.1.art00035