The von Kries Hypothesis and a Basis for Color Constancy

Authors

Hamilton Chong; Steven Gortler; Todd Zickler



Abstract

Color constancy is almost exclusively modeled with diagonal transforms. However, the choice of basis under which diagonal transforms are taken is traditionally ad-hoc. Attempts to remedy the situation have been hindered by the fact that no joint characterization of the conditions for {sensors, illuminants, reflectances} to support diagonal color constancy has previously been achieved. In this work, we observe that the von Kries compatibility conditions are impositions only on the sensor measurements , not the physical spectra. This allows us to formulate the von Kries compatibility conditions succinctly as rank constraints on an order 3 measurement tensor. Given this, we propose an algorithm that computes a (locally) optimal choice of color basis for diagonal color constancy and compare the results against other proposed choices.

BibTex entry

@conference { 186, title = {The von Kries Hypothesis and a Basis for Color Constancy}, year = {2007}, author = {Hamilton Chong and Steven Gortler and Todd Zickler} }