Monge's Unique Property of White Surfaces
Shi, L. and Funt, B.,
"Monge's Unique Property of White Surfaces,"
AIC'2009 Proc. 11th Congress of the International Color Association, Sydney, Sept. 2009.
As hypothesized by Gaspard Monge in the eighteenth century, white surfaces have a unique
distinguishes them from other coloured specular surfaces. We test his hypothesis using
imagery and find it to hold. We then incorporate it into an algorithm that identifies white
the illumination colour is unknown. Since white surfaces reflect the colour of the incident
the method also has application to the problem of illumination estimation for colour constancy.
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Monge, specularities, illumination estimation, dichromatic
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