Proceedings: GI 2008

Dynamic correction of color appearance on mobile displays

Clifford Lindsay , Emmanuel Agu , Fan Wu

Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2008: Windsor, Ontario, Canada, 28 - 30 May 2008, 25-31

DOI 10.20380/GI2008.04

  • Bibtex

    author = {Lindsay, Clifford and Agu, Emmanuel and Wu, Fan},
    title = {Dynamic correction of color appearance on mobile displays},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2008},
    series = {GI 2008},
    year = {2008},
    issn = {0713-5424},
    isbn = {978-1-56881-423-0},
    location = {Windsor, Ontario, Canada},
    pages = {25--31},
    numpages = {7},
    doi = {10.20380/GI2008.04},
    publisher = {Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society},
    address = {Toronto, Ontario, Canada},


Technological advances in mobile devices have made them attractive for many previously infeasible image synthesis applications. Mobile users may roam between a wide range of environmental lighting including dim theaters, lit offices, and sunlight. Viewing images in diverse lighting situations poses a challenge: while our eyes can adapt to environmental lighting, changes in lighting can affect the perceived hue, brightness contrast and colorfulness of colors on electronic displays or in print. Consequently, colors in displayed images may appear bleached or be perceived differently from one lighting scenario to another. If these adverse lighting effects are unmitigated, the fidelity of color reproduction could suffer and limit the use of mobile devices in sensitive applications such as medical imaging, visualization, and watching movies.