CCE Theses and Dissertations

Color Calibration of Computer Display Devices

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences


Michael J. Laszlo

Committee Member

Sumitra Mukherjee

Committee Member

Junping Sun


Future growth of Internet commerce offering color-dependent products will require some means of calibrating CRT viewing devices. CRT monitors vary greatly in color quality because of manual setting, internal adjustments, and viewing conditions. This research has developed a physical passive comparative calibration instrument for the purpose of determining surrounding viewing conditions and adjusting displayed images with the correct appearance compensation to display images of product with valid colors.

The development and experimentation were conducted in three stages. The first stage developed a correlation between the 8-bit colors displayed on the CRT to correlated color temperature. This information was used with data derived with the passive instrument in the second stage to build ICC color profiles containing correct viewing compensation and appearance modeling. The third stage tested the matching quality of the displayed images to pictorial images of product and other images.

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