Abstract

The classical representations of color gamuts that can be displayed by both additive (TV) and subtractive (photography) systems show the latter to be restricted in its ability to produce saturated colors at high lightness levels. This is attributed to the unwanted absorptions of the real dyes used in color photography. When realistic mechanisms associated with the photographic system are taken into account, calculations show the color gamuts of additive and subtractive systems to be closely matched.

© 1973 Optical Society of America

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