Encyclopedia of Color Science and Technology

2016 Edition
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Gamut Volume

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-8071-7_28



The gamut volume describes how much of a color space a gamut occupies. Hence, it depends on the color space in which the gamut is represented. In order to be used as a meaningful quantity to compare gamuts, a representation within a highly perceptually uniform color space is recommended. Color spaces typically used to calculate gamut volumes are CIELAB or CIECAM02 [ 1]. Please note that these spaces are only nearly perceptually uniform. Hence, spaces with improved uniformity [ 2, 3] are sometimes used as well mathematically; the gamut volume V is defined by the volume integral
$$ V={\displaystyle \underset{G}{\iiint }d{c}_1 d{c}_2 d{c}_3}, $$
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD, Technische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany