The invariance properties of chromatic characteristics

Yun Chung Chung*, Shyang Lih Chang, Shen Cherng, Sei Wang Chen

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An approach to analyzing the degrees of invariance of chromatic characteristics is proposed in this paper. In many vision applications, it is desirable that the chromatic characteristics of objects in images taken under different lighting conditions could remain constant. However, the invariance properties of chromatic characteristics are subject to the lighting conditions. In order to be able to apply to dynamic scenes, we consider three fundamental lighting sources: diffuse, ambient, and directed lightings. Any illumination condition can be approximated as a combination of the three lighting sources. The proposed degree of chromatic invariance is defined based on the chromatic characteristic behaviors under different illumination conditions. A lot of image samples under different illumination conditions are utilized, and from experimental results, we conclude that chromatic characteristics {H, C, C λ} are most stable and suitable for the vision applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Image and Video Technology - First Pacific Rim Symposium, PSIVT 2006, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)354068297X, 9783540682974
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event1st Pacific Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology, PSIVT 2006 - Hsinchu, Taiwan
Duration: 2006 Dec 102006 Dec 13

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4319 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other1st Pacific Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology, PSIVT 2006


  • Chromatic characteristic invariant
  • Degree of chromatic invariance
  • Photometric reflectance model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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