Gray-World Assumption on Perceptual Color Spaces

  • Jonathan Cepeda-Negrete
  • Raul E. Sanchez-Yanez
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8333)


In this paper, the estimation of the illuminant in color constancy issues is analysed in two perceptual color spaces, and a variation of a well-known methodology is presented. Such approach is based on the Gray-World assumption, here particularly applied on the chromatic components in the CIELAB and CIELUV color spaces. A comparison is made between the outcomes on imagery for each color model considered. Reference images from the Gray-Ball dataset are considered for experimental tests. The performance of the approach is evaluated with the angular error, a metric well accepted in this field. The experimental results show that operating on perceptual color spaces improves the illuminant estimation, in comparison with the results obtained using the standard approach in RGB.


Gray-World algorithm color constancy CIELAB CIELUV 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan Cepeda-Negrete
    • 1
  • Raul E. Sanchez-Yanez
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad de Guanajuato DICISSalamancaMexico

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