Illumination-Adaptive Control of Color Appearance: A Multimedia Home Platform Application

Janne Laine, Mikko Kojo

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This report describes a Java application for adapting the output of a selfluminous display to varying ambient illumination conditions. The application models the effects of the lighting conditions around the display on the colors perceived by a viewer, and compensates for these effects by adjusting the displayed image. The goal of these adjustments, based mainly on previously developed methods, is to maintain the perceived colors as constant as possible despite the changes in ambient illumination. An MHP (Multimedia Home Platform) version of the application, initially developed on a PC, was built using a development tool for interactive digital television applications. This MHP version of the application was tested on a commercial set-top-box for digital television.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages29
Publication statusPublished - 2004
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

SeriesVTT Information Technology. Research Report



  • display
  • monitor
  • color appearance
  • color appearance model
  • CIECAM02
  • ambient illumination
  • ambient light
  • digital television
  • MHP
  • multimedia home platform
  • Java

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Laine, J., & Kojo, M. (2004). Illumination-Adaptive Control of Color Appearance: A Multimedia Home Platform Application. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Information Technology. Research Report, No. TTE4-2004-4