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Development of digital shade guides for color assessment using a digital camera with ring flashes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20049494     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Digital photographs taken with cameras and ring flashes are commonly used for dental documentation. We hypothesized that different illuminants and camera's white balance setups shall influence color rendering of digital images and affect the effectiveness of color matching using digital images. Fifteen ceramic disks of different shades were fabricated and photographed with a digital camera in both automatic white balance (AWB) and custom white balance (CWB) under either light-emitting diode (LED) or electronic ring flash. The Commission Internationale d'Éclairage L*a*b* parameters of the captured images were derived from Photoshop software and served as digital shade guides. We found significantly high correlation coefficients (r² > 0.96) between the respective spectrophotometer standards and those shade guides generated in CWB setups. Moreover, the accuracy of color matching of another set of ceramic disks using digital shade guides, which was verified by ten operators, improved from 67% in AWB to 93% in CWB under LED illuminants. Probably, because of the inconsistent performance of the flashlight and specular reflection, the digital images captured under electronic ring flash in both white balance setups revealed less reliable and relative low-matching ability. In conclusion, the reliability of color matching with digital images is much influenced by the illuminants and camera's white balance setups, while digital shade guides derived under LED illuminants with CWB demonstrate applicable potential in the fields of color assessments.
Oi-Hong Tung; Yu-Lin Lai; Yi-Ching Ho; I-Chiang Chou; Shyh-Yuan Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-01-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical oral investigations     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1436-3771     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Oral Investig     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-24     Completed Date:  2011-05-31     Revised Date:  2013-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9707115     Medline TA:  Clin Oral Investig     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  49-56     Citation Subset:  D    
Department of Stomatology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Color / standards*
Computer Graphics
Dental Porcelain*
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / instrumentation*
Photography, Dental / instrumentation*
Prosthesis Coloring / standards
Reg. No./Substance:
12001-21-7/Dental Porcelain
Comment In:
Clin Oral Investig. 2013 Sep;17(7):1793   [PMID:  23851937 ]
Clin Oral Investig. 2013 Sep;17(7):1795   [PMID:  23851936 ]

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