Course code NTNU2-Campus Gjøvik
Course title Colour Management and Image Quality
Institution Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Course address Faculty of Computer Science and Media Technology The Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory
City Gjøvik
Minimum year of study 2nd year
Minimum level of English Good
Minimum level of French None
Key words Colour vision, colour management, colour
communication, colour measurement, image quality

Language English
Professor responsible Dr Peter Nussbaum
Telephone +4761135198
Fax +4761135240
Participating professors Dr Marius Pedersen
Faculty of Computer Science and Media Technology
The Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing

Number of places Minimum: 14, Maximum: 21, Reserved for local students: 0
Objectives The main objective of this course is to provide
fundamentals and basic knowledge about colour
management and image quality. After completing this
course, the students will have an understanding of the
principles in terms of consistent and accurate colour
reproduction for a variety of media platforms. Lectures
will cover important aspects of human visual system
including colour vision and visual phenomenology, the
use of ICC colour management technology, the
importance of colour measurement and the evaluation
of image quality. Furthermore, they shall be able to
proficiently apply colour management techniques in the
context of graphic design and media production.

Programme to be followed The program is divided into lectures and laboratory
19 hours of lectures and demonstrations: Human visual
system and colour Vision, visual phenomena’s,

colorimetry and colour communication, digital image
reproduction technology, colour management
components, colour measurement, image quality and
image quality assessment, colour workflow.
9 hours of laboratory work: The students will get
familiar with making ICC device profiles and apply the
generated device profiles in a workflow including the
use of the appropriate colour rendering intent. To verify
whether a colour reproduction or simulation is within a
certain colour tolerance, colour measurements need to
be completed, analysed and consequently colour
difference ∆E*ab needs to be calculated. In addition, the
student will be able to evaluate image quality by
applying suitable quality metrics, and being able to
assess the performance of the metrics.
2 hours exam

Prerequisites Basic knowledge of computer science, physics and

Course exam Active participation in the course (compulsory
attendance of classes, participation in practical
exercises, etc.) is required.
The exam will be written in ‘open book’ format. This
means that students are allowed to bring course notes,
books and papers to the exam room.