Project

Colorchives

 Nina Lutz

Color quantization is a long studied issue in computer graphics. The idea of color quantization is utilizing decompression to represent an image in less pixels than its original format. Color quantization is also utilized to generate color palettes from images.

The goal of Colorchives is to develop a prototyping tool for designers to generate color palettes, specifically towards event-based photos and photos with human subjects for archival and representational purposes. 

The tool will allow users to upload images and generate a variety of palettes given different parameters and color spaces. Furthermore, it will allow users to understand what filtering and photo editing is doing to the color space of its subjects, in particular human skin. This makes for a more intuitive artistic representation of various images that current color quantization algorithms are not optimized for.  An example of this discussion can be found in this article.

This is in progress work, please contact Nina Lutz for inquiries. 

Color quantization is a long studied issue in computer graphics. The idea of color quantization is utilizing decompression to represent an image in less pixels than its original format. Color quantization is also utilized to generate color palettes from images.

The goal of Colorchives is to develop a prototyping tool for designers to generate color palettes, specifically towards event-based photos and photos with human subjects for archival and representational purposes. 

The tool will allow users to upload images and generate a variety of palettes given different parameters and color spaces. Furthermore, it will allow users to understand what filtering and photo editing is doing to the color space of its subjects, in particular human skin. This makes for a more intuitive artistic representation of various images that current color quantization algorithms are not optimized for.  An example of this discussion can be found in this article.

This is in progress work, please contact Nina Lutz for inquiries.