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Advances in Multimedia
Volume 2012, Article ID 513963, 4 pages
Research Article

A Design Method of Saturation Test Image Based on CIEDE2000

1MOE-Microsoft Key Lab of Multimedia Computing & Communication, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230027, China
2Key IC&SP Lab of Ministry of Education, Anhui University, Hefei 230039, China

Received 11 May 2012; Accepted 25 June 2012

Academic Editor: Steven C. H. Hoi

Copyright © 2012 Yang Yang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In order to generate color test image consistent with human perception in aspect of saturation, lightness, and hue of image, we propose a saturation test image design method based on CIEDE2000 color difference formula. This method exploits the subjective saturation parameter C′ of CIEDE2000 to get a series of test images with different saturation but same lightness and hue. It is found experimentally that the vision perception has linear relationship with the saturation parameter C′. This kind of saturation test image has various applications, such as in the checking of color masking effect in visual experiments and the testing of the visual effects of image similarity component.