BS ISO 3664:2009 - Graphic technology and photography. Viewing conditions – BSI British Standards

BS ISO 3664:2009

Graphic technology and photography. Viewing conditions

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : October 2009



BS ISO 3664:2009 Graphic technology and photography. Viewing conditions

BS ISO 3664 specifies viewing conditions for images on both reflective and transmissive media, such as prints (both photographic and photomechanical) and transparencies, as well as images displayed in isolation on colour monitors.

BS ISO 3664 applies in particular to:

Critical comparison between transparencies, reflection photographic or photomechanical prints and/or other objects or images;

Appraisal of the tone reproduction and colourfulness of prints and transparencies at illumination levels similar to those for practical use, including routine inspection;

Critical appraisal of transparencies that are viewed by projection, for comparison with prints, objects or other reproductions; and

Appraisal of images on colour monitors that are not viewed in comparison to any form of hardcopy.

BS ISO 3664 can’t be used for unprinted papers.

Contents of BS ISO 3664:

1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 Viewing condition requirements
4.1 General requirements
4.2 Conditions for critical comparison (viewing conditions P1 and T1)
4.3 Conditions for practical appraisal of prints, including routine inspection (viewing condition P2)
4.4 Conditions for viewing small transparencies by projection (viewing condition T2)
4.5 Conditions for appraisal of images displayed on colour monitors
5 Test methods
5.1 Spectral measurements
5.2 Illuminance and luminance
5.3 Resolution assessment for projection viewing apparatus
Annex A (informative) Summary of viewing conditions specified in this International Standard
Annex B (informative) Experimental data leading to selection of metamerism indices and
reference illuminant for this International Standard 2)
Annex C (informative) Guidelines for judging and exhibiting photographs
Annex D (informative) Spectral power distribution conformance testing
Annex E (informative) Guidelines for viewing conditions to match measurement condition M2

Standard NumberBS ISO 3664:2009
TitleGraphic technology and photography. Viewing conditions
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date31 October 2009
Confirm Date01 August 2014
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 5-2, ISO 5-3, ISO 13655, ISO/CIE 23603:2005, CIE 13.3:1995, CIE 15:2004, CIE 69:1987
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 5-1, ISO 5-4, ISO 12642, ISO 12646, ISO 12647-2, ISO 22028-1, IEC 61966-2-1, CIE 17.4:1987, CIE 51.2:1999, CIE 122:1996, CIE S 012:2004, DIN 5032-7, ANSI CGATS TR 001-1995
ReplacesBS 950-2:1967, BS ISO 3664:2000
International RelationshipsISO 3664:2009
Amended ByCorrigendum, January 2010.
Draft Superseded By08/30164856 DC
DescriptorsPhotography, Photographic images, Graphic technology, Graphic representation, Image processing (computer), Display devices (computers), Reflective materials, Transmittance, Transparencies, Illuminance, Colour photography, Comparative tests, Visual inspection (testing)
Title in FrenchTechnologie graphique et photographie. Conditions d'examen visuel
Title in GermanBetrachtungsbedingungen für die graphische Technologie und die Fotografie
ISBN978 0 580 68847 8
File Size1.046 MB

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