Metrics in Color Spaces: Im Kleinen und im Großen

  • Tarow Indow
Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)


Colors can be represented as points in various three-dimensional spaces. It has been a tradition in color science to regard just-noticeable differences in a space denoted (x, y, Y) as line-elements and the Munsell solid defined in another space as a structure in which supra-threshold color differences are represented. These ideas and also the relationship between these two “metrics” are discussed with special attention to two different modes of appearance, aperture and surface colors.


Color Space Color Difference Surface Color Color Stimulus Chromaticity Diagram 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tarow Indow
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Social SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA
  2. 2.Department of Cognitive SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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