output-referred image state

image state associated with image data that represents the colour space coordinates of the elements of an image that has undergone colour rendering appropriate for a specified real or virtual output device and viewing conditions

Note 1 to entry: When the phrase "output-referred" is used as a qualifier to an object, it implies that the object is in an output-referred image state. For example, output-referred image data are image data in an output-referred image state.

Note 2 to entry: Output referred image data are referred to the specified output device and viewing conditions. A single scene can be colour rendered to a variety of output-referred representations depending on the anticipated output viewing conditions, media limitations, and/or artistic intents.

Note 3 to entry: Output-referred image data can become the starting point for a subsequent reproduction process. For example, sRGB output-referred image data are frequently considered to be the starting point for the colour re-rendering performed by a printer designed to receive sRGB image data.

Note 4 to entry: This entry was numbered 17-565 in CIE S 017:2011.

Publication date: 2020-12
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