Image Color Summarizer

RGB, HSV, LCH & Lab image color statistics and clustering—simple and easy

news and updates

26.feb.17 :: Fixed a bug in the web code that was incorrectly dealing with white pixels.

26.jan.17 :: Added Perl code and Windows compiled binary to download section.

30.nov.15 :: Added JSONP output. The JSONP output is the same as JSON except that the output is wrapped in colorsummary() function.

22.nov.15 :: Added JSON output.

16.nov.15 :: Color clustering output has been improved. Pixels assigned to each color cluster are now shown in separate images.

15.nov.15 :: Lab coordinates are now reported as integers with `L \in [0,100]`, `a \in [-127,127]` and `b \in [-127,127]`. LCH coordinates are LCHab—the cylindrical representation of Lab.

12.nov.15 :: Added graphical RGB, HSV, LCH and Lab histograms to HTML output using the excellent c3.js d3-based plotting library. After futzing with dimple for several hours, I still could not make a histogram of two continuous variables using out-of-the-box functions. I was up and running using c3.js in 5 minutes.

9.nov.15 :: (v0.70) Output format and API have changed. Added image color clusters (k-means clustering), more color spaces (XYZ,Lab,CMYK), references to representative named colors. Fixed calculation for average value for hue in HSV and LCH space—now using angle-based mean of a periodic quantity.

4.mar.15 :: Average L, C and H values now shown. Standard deviation added to statistics.

3.feb.14 :: Histograms and raw pixel data is no longer being displayed by default. To show these report components, add histogram=1 and rawpixel=1 to the API URL.

8.nov.11 :: Added plain-text output to API. Use text=1. Massaged style sheets for cleaner look-and-feel. Added raw pixel values to API output, which now includes LCH values.

3.nov.11 :: Added RGB and HSV histogram values to the XML output. Thanks to David Roberts from Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology at the University of Kent for this suggestion.

30.jul.07 :: Minor tweaks.

12.feb.06 :: Trying to work on the FAQ but my other current project, High Dynamic Time Range images is taking up my time.

9.feb.06 :: TODO: rework the FAQ

8.feb.06 :: Reworked the back end and cleaned up the interactive report formatting. Added histograms. Added precision option. Added human readable colour descriptor to HSV statistics.

related material

colorfields manual, by Sylvain Fourmanoit

flickr color fields group

color spaces, perceptual uniformity and Brewer palettes

large list of named colors

color palette suggestions for color blindness