HONG, G. and LUO, M.R., 2006. A new algorithm for calculating perceived colour difference of images. Imaging Science Journal, 54(2).
Faithful colour reproduction of digital images requires a reliable measure to compare such
images in order to evaluate the reproduction performance. The conventional methods
attempt to apply the CIE Colorimetry based colour difference equations, such as CIELAB,
CMC, CIE94 and CIEDE2000, to complex images on a pixel-by-pixel basis, and calculates
the overall colour difference as the averaged difference of each pixel in the image. This
method is simple and straightforward but often does not represent the colour difference
perceived by human visual system. This paper proposes a new algorithm for calculating
the overall colour difference between a reproduced image and its original. The results
obtained show that this new metric provides a quantitative measure that more closely
corresponds to the colour difference perceived by human visual system.