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Color balance[edit]

Hi, Brian, I see you're a sometimes wikipedia editor; I'm more seriously addicted, myself. Anyway, your edits to color balance have made for a long non-wikified and mostly unsourced lead section, and has made a significant redefinition of the meaning of the subject "color balance." Also it has taken the topic out of the lead paragraph, and refers now to the term color balance instead of speaking of the topic itself (see use–mention distinction). For these reasons, I think I should revert it until we talk about it. I agree that the current definition may not be the only or most usual interpretation of color balance; but it would be great to have sources if we're going to change the definition. Do you have sources to say to that color balance is the general color appearance mapping process, as opposed to just adjusting the amounts of primaries as the article currently say? I agree that a good AWB system is about the former, but these are not usually called color balance. In fact, it seems backward to say that white balance is about getting the neutrals right, when in really most camera AWB systems are aiming to do illuminant adaption; conversely, it seems to me that color balance usually refers to the simpler concept of just balancing the R, G, and B. Anyway, if we had any decent sources defining the term color balance, that would let us guide the article from a source, instead of from the gut, which would be better. Dicklyon (talk) 04:52, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

Here for example is a ref on color balance in Gimp; and here in Photoshop. These just work on the RGB channels, not on trying to get good matching color appearance. And this one talks about using filters to balance film; again, it's a balance without much of a matrix, primarily to get neutrals about right. Dicklyon (talk) 05:02, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

I managed to preserve most of what you wrote, but reorganized quite a bit and taking the lead back closer to what it said before. I added the above refs for the simple meanings, and put the generalized meanings into sections; they still need sources. You have some good ones handy? Dicklyon (talk) 06:00, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

Hi Dick, I sure hope I am doing this right -- should I be putting this on your Talk page? Anyway, as your comments point out I don't really know what I am doing in this context. I would only make a few observations about color balance to you, and then I will get out of your way.
First, there is no authoritative definition of the terms color balance, white balance, neutral balance or whatever. Bob Hunt may have one view, Macadam another, Roy Berns, Mark Fairchild, and so forth. The people who wrote Gimp, Photoshop, and so forth will all have their own usage. Concerning the usage this and related terms, I think the situation is hopeless. It is a bit like the meaning of all those knobs on TV sets - color, chroma, this an that. Some marketing person decided to put a name on some knob built by an engineer at a specific product. The best you can do in a context like this is choose a clear definition for this article and remark on the inconsistencies in usage within the field. That was my effort in the previous edit. Sorry it didn't seem to work well for you.
Second, I am concerned about what this page teaches people about color balancing. To say that color balance algorithms work in a space, say RGB is not really precise. There are many RGB primaries - each display has a different one. Even describing color balance as a diagonal transform in some space is a poor way to teach the practice. Note that a diagonal transform in XYZ space can be defined as a general 3x3 in RGB space. The implementations of color balancing that I have seen commonly used solve directly for 3x3 Hence, it is much better to think of color balance independent of the color space.
I very much appreciate the work you are doing here. As you point out, I am a dabbler. I am not even sure I am doing this right. I greatly admire the work you and your colleagues are doing. Since I won't be able to be consistently helpful, I will get out of the way. If you would like to discuss this outside of this context, I will be glad to exchange e-mails with you. Wandell (talk) 05:21, 14 July 2008 (UTC).
You did right answering where the discussion started. We usually indent replies, using colons. I'll indent by two in case you want to adjust yours.
Thanks for your comments. This article has been a bit of trouble, since, as you note, there's no consistent definition to work from. In such cases, I try to represent multiple definitions; or sometimes I pick one and talk about inconsistencies; just depends how I'm leaning that day. It's not hopeless, and I'd be happy to hear more from you about what direction you think would improve the article. I did keep most of what you added, just not the new lead.
All of the white-point adaptation methods I have seen are diagonal matrices in some space (except that the original Bradford transform also had a bit of a nonlinearity that usually gets ignored, and maybe other methods do, too). Are there matrix methods that are NOT derived from a diagonal adjustment in some space? If so, point me at a source and I'll add something about that. Dicklyon (talk) 05:31, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

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