False Color Mapping

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References for constructing False Color Maps for image analysis. I'd like to add tables of RGB values for constructing maps, because those numbers seem to be rarely posted.

General References

Extensive bibliography of false color schemes.

Luminance-Based Color Maps

Based on this work: Stevens, S. S. Matching Functions Between Loudness and Ten Other Continua. Perception and Psychophysics, 1, pp. 5-8, 1966.

IBM on false color maps as used in the IBM Visualization Data Explorer system:

Mathlab perceptual colormaps

Discussions of Different Color Maps

Rainbow colormap still harmful

A webtool for testing colormaps

HSL and HSV entry in Wikipedia

What color is a blackbody? (for constructing the "heat" color map.)

Calculation of color maps

Colour Rendering of Spectra for calculating the RGB value of different wavelengths of light. By John Walker, the co-founder of AutoDesk.

What color is a blackbody? (for constructing the "heat" color map.)

Color Science referenced by Igor for algorithms for calculating rainbow spectra, blackbody, etc.--- in Fortran!

Collections of color maps

Color schemes for improved data graphics. Based on Light, A and P.J. Bartlein (2004) The end of the rainbow? Color schemes for improved data graphics. EOS Transactions of the American Geophysical Union 85(40):385

Igor's color tables

National Weather Service Map Colors (keys to different phenomena, so not the same as a color map!)

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Command Language

Diverging Color Maps. Based on Kenneth Moreland. "Diverging Color Maps for Scientific Visualization." In Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Visual Computing, December 2009.

NIH ImageJ Lookup Tables (".lut" files) are available as a zip file, although the directory holds a smattering of other LUTs as well. According to the ImageJ documentation, "The raw LUT file must be 768 bytes long and contain 256 reds, 256 blues and 256 greens."