Efficient Luminance and Saturation Processing Techniques for Color Images

Christopher C. Yang, Jeffrey J. Rodríguez

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Processing of digital color images is often performed in a coordinate system related to the human visual system's perceptual attributes - luminance, hue, and saturation. However, the coordinate transformations of the color image data can be computationally intensive. Several efficient computational techniques are presented here for processing the luminance and saturation components of a color image. These techniques effectively eliminate the need for computing the coordinate transformations. A theoretical analysis and experimental results show the effects of these techniques in various color coordinate systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-277
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Visual Communication and Image Representation
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Media Technology
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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