TECHNIQUES FOR ENHANCED COLOR BALANCED AERIAL TESTING PRINTS

THE PURPOSE WAS TO DETERMINE IF A SMALL PHOTO LABORATORY, CONTAINING RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE EQUIPMENT, COULD BE USED TO DETERMINE THE PROPER COLOR BALANCE DESIRED BY THE USER. ONCE THIS IS DETERMINED, THEN THE COMPLETE JOB COULD BE CARRIED OUT BY A COMMERCIAL FACILITY BASED ON THE CHOSEN COLOR BALANCE. TWO METHODS OF PROCESSING WERE INVESTIGATED: THE WHITE LIGHT METHOD AND THE TRICOLOR METHOD. THE RESULTS OF THE STUDY INDICATED THAT FOR LARGE PROJECTS THE ADDED COST OF DETERMINING THE PROPER COLOR BALANCE PRIOR TO COMMERCIAL PRINTING WAS JUSTIFIED; IT WAS NOT ECONOMICAL FOR SMALL JOBS. EITHER PROCESSING METHOD PRODUCED ACCEPTABLE RESULTS. FOR OPTIMUM INTERPRETATION, HOWEVER, THE REPORT INDICATED THAT TRANSPARENCIES WERE CONSIDERABLY BETTER THAN COLOR PRINTS. /FHWA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maine State Highway Commission

    Materials and Research Division, Bureau of Highways
    Augusta, ME  United States  04330

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Stoeckeler, E G
  • Publication Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202584
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Study No 521
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 2 1972 12:00AM