white, adopted (image capture)

spectral radiance distribution as seen by an image capture or measurement device and converted to colour signals that are considered to be perfectly achromatic and to have an observer adaptive luminance factor of unity; i.e., colour signals that are considered to correspond to a perfect white diffuser

NOTE 1 The adopted white may vary within a scene.

NOTE 2 No assumptions should be made concerning the relation between the adapted or adopted white and measurements of near perfectly reflecting diffusers in a scene, because measurements of such diffusers will depend on the illumination and viewing geometry, and other elements in the scene that may affect perception. It is easy to arrange conditions for which a near perfectly reflecting diffuser will appear to be grey or coloured.

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