Cazar Colores. La relatividad cromática en las APPs de color como caso de estudio

  1. Blanca Fernández Quesada 1
  2. Fernando Alonso Muñoz 1
  1. 1 Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Madrid, España

    ROR 02p0gd045

ArDIn: Arte Diseño Ingeniería

ISSN: 2254-8319

Year of publication: 2024

Issue: 13

Pages: 1-25

Type: Article

DOI: 10.20868/ARDIN.2024.13.5212 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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For the artistic field, color capture programs can be a very useful tool to identify and relate specific colors in a context. Through the smartphone camera, or a photograph stored in its memory, the application provides the tone of a selected area: the display of the tone on the device's own screen, the nomenclature in a standardized color system and its denomination. But how accurate are they? This article presents an empirical analysis of these color capture applications for smartphones from the user experience with the aim of assessing their reliability for use as a creative resource. After a prior selection of those applications that have the highest number of downloads, the study was carried out with identical color samples, a large group of smartphones with their respective takers and a specific location to take the captures. The data obtained have been analyzed together and compared with those provided by the color charts, the colorimeter and the spectrophotometer. The results have presented notable differences, in the data extracted from the takers and in that provided by the measuring devices. Despite the lack of reliability, creatives find it of great interest to use in their artistic process.

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