Exploring the use of memory colors for image enhancement Conference Paper uri icon


  • Memory colors refer to those colors recalled in association with familiar objects. While some previous work introduces this concept to assist digital image enhancement, their basis, i.e., on-screen memory colors, are not appropriately investigated. In addition, the resulting adjustment methods developed are not evaluated from a perceptual view of point. In this paper, we first perform a context-free perceptual experiment to establish the overall distributions of screen memory colors for three pervasive objects. Then, we use a context-based experiment to locate the most representative memory colors; at the same time, we investigate the interactions of memory colors between different objects. Finally, we show a simple yet effective application using representative memory colors to enhance digital images. A user study is performed to evaluate the performance of our technique. 2014 SPIE-IS&T.

name of conference

  • Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XIX

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of SPIE

author list (cited authors)

  • Xue, S. u., Tan, M., McNamara, A., Dorsey, J., & Rushmeier, H.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Xue, Su||Tan, Minghui||McNamara, Ann||Dorsey, Julie||Rushmeier, Holly

editor list (cited editors)

  • Rogowitz, B. E., Pappas, T. N., & de Ridder, H.

publication date

  • January 2014