Usability of Calibrating Monitor for Soft Proof According to cie cam02 Colour Appearance Model

  • Dragoljub Novaković
  • Ivana Tomić


Colour appearance models describe viewing conditions and enable simulating appearance of colours under different illuminants and illumination levels according to human perception. Since it is possible to predict how colour would look like when different illuminants are used, colour appearance models are incorporated in some monitor profiling software. Owing to these software, tone reproduction curve can be defined by taking into consideration viewing condition in which display is observed. In this work assessment of cie cam02 colour appearance model usage at calibrating lcd monitor for soft proof was tested in order to determine which tone reproduction curve enables better reproduction of colour. Luminance level was kept constant, whereas tone reproduction curves determined by gamma values and by parameters of cie cam02 model were varied. Testing was conducted in case where physical print reference is observed under illuminant which has colour temperature according to iso standard for soft-proofing (d50) and also for illuminants d65. Based on the results of calibrations assessment, subjective and objective assessment of created profiles, as well as on the perceptual test carried out on human observers, differences in image display were defined and conclusions of the adequacy of cam02 usage at monitor calibration for each of the viewing conditions reached.

Jan 13, 2017
How to Cite
NOVAKOVIĆ, Dragoljub; TOMIĆ, Ivana. Usability of Calibrating Monitor for Soft Proof According to cie cam02 Colour Appearance Model. Acta Graphica, [S.l.], v. 21, n. 1-2, p. 15-25, jan. 2017. ISSN 1848-3828. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 18 may 2021.
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