The Reproduction of Colour, 6th Edition
October 2004, ©2004
Hunt’s classic text The Reproduction of Colour has been fully revised and updated for the sixth edition to provide a comprehensive introduction to colour imaging and colour reproduction. New illustrations, diagrams and photographs ensure that both students and practising engineers using colour images can gain a full understanding of the theory and practical applications behind the phenomena they encounter.
- Describes the fundamental principles of colour reproduction for photography, television, printing and electronic imaging.
- Provides detailed coverage of the physics of light and the property of colorants.
- Includes new chapters on digital printing and digital imaging, which discuss colour reproduction on HDTV and desktop publishing.
- Presents expanded coverage of the evaluation of colour appearance.
The Reproduction of Colour is already used as a basis for lectures in universities and specialist institutions and continues to be an essential resource for scientists, engineers and developers needing to appreciate the technologies of colour perception.
Reviews of the Fifth Edition:
"The book is beautifully written and superbly presented. It is a credit to both author and publisher, and deserves to be on the shelves of anyone who has any concern with the reproduction of colour."
From The Journal of Photographic Science, Vol. 43 1995
"Using his ability as a teacher, Dr Hunt has made potentially very difficult topics quite readable…he brings the insight that leads the reader to a greater depth of understanding."
From Color Research and Application, Vol. 23 1998
The Society for Imaging Science and Technology is an international society that aims to advance the science and practices of image assessment. A major objective of the Wiley-IS&T series will be to explain the latest scientific and technological developments in the field of imaging at a professional level. The broad scope of the series will focus on imaging in all its aspects, with particular emphasis on digital printing, electronic imaging, photofinishing, image preservation, image assessment, image archiving, pre-press technologies and hybrid imaging systems.
Series Preface xviii
Preface to the Sixth Edition xx
PART ONE FUNDAMENTALS
1 Spectral Colour Reproduction 3
2 Trichromatic Colour Reproduction and the Additive Principle 9
3 Additive Methods 18
4 The Subtractive Principle 25
5 Visual Appreciation 31
6 Tone Reproduction 47
7 The Colour Triangle 68
8 Colour Standards and Calculations 92
9 The Colorimetry of Subtractive Systems 126
10 Light Sources 139
11 Objectives in Colour Reproduction 163
PART TWO COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY
12 Subtractive Methods in Colour Photography 183
13 Reflection Prints in Colour 199
14 Quantitative Colour Photography 212
15 Masking and Coloured Couplers 244
16 Printing Colour Negatives 262
17 The Chemistry of Colour Photography 277
18 Image Structure in Colour Photography 300
PART THREE COLOUR TELEVISION
19 The Transmission of Colour Television Signals 335
20 Electronic Cameras 360
21 Display Devices for Colour Television 376
22 The N.T.S.C. and Similar Systems of Colour Television 393
23 The Use of Colour Film in Colour Television 427
24 Video Cassettes 443
25 Pictures from Computers 455
PART FOUR COLOUR PRINTING
26 Photomechanical Principles 475
27 Preparing the Copy and Checking the Results 492
28 Practical Masking in Making Separations 504
29 Colour Scanners 519
PART FIVE DIGITAL IMAGING
30 Bit Requirements 545
31 Camcorders and Digital Still Cameras 555
32 Digital Scanners 564
33 Digital Printing 569
PART SIX EVALUATING COLOUR APPEARANCE
34 Chromatic Adaptation Transforms and a Colour Inconstancy Index 589
35 CIECAM97s Model of Colour Appearance 596
36 Models of Colour Vision for Comprehensive Purposes and for Unrelated Colours 627
37 Colour Reproduction Indices 637
Appendix 1 Matrix Algebra 645
Appendix 2 Colorimetric Tables 650
Appendix 3 Photometric Units 663
Appendix 4 Photographic Parameters 666
Appendix 5 Advanced Colour Difference Formulae 670
Appendix 6 A Replacement for CIECAM97s 672
Appendix 7 Spectral Luminous Efficiency Functions 678
He has been Chairman of the Colour Group of Great Britain (1961-63); Chairman of the Colorimetry Committee of the CIE (1975-83); and President of the International Colour Association (1981-85). He has written over a hundred papers on colour, vision, colour reproduction, and colour measurement. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and a member of the Royal Institution where he served as Vice-President (1985-87). He has been awarded the Progress Medal of the Royal Photographic Society, the Judd-AIC Medal of the International Colour Association, and the Gold Medal of the Institute of Printing.
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