Digital colorimetric analysis of the Turin Shroud
CRIS (Committee for Engineering Research on the Turin Shroud), via G.L. Bernini 108/1, Mira, Venice, Italy
By using the data collected in previous colorimetric studies, a quantitative digital image with ± 4% uncertainty relative to the color values, has been made. This goal was achieved by colors correction of a digitalized photograph performed through comparison with some published measurements in CIE XYZ color space. Starting from that image construction, a simply color measurement method was performed by using a common photographic software, and consequently allowing the construction of a colorimetric database of the main observable details of the Turin Shroud (TS). With this tools some analysis on TS colors were performed and interesting results were found: for example, it has been quantitatively demonstrated that the background cloth colors, gradually and continuously changes toward the typical shades of body image. From this work it has been also possible to distinguish colors differences between blood stains and the other stains which have proved to have of different origins.
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