The Barcelona Calibrated Images Database

Author: UA de Barcelona

Partner: No




Total: 350


The database of images has been gathered using a calibrated camera and it accommodates a grey ball of known reflectance on the lower-left side of the image. Calibrating the camera aim at defining the chromatic properties of the light hitting each sensor unit (pixel) in a device-independent color space such as the CIE1931 XYZ and by adding this ball. The dataset can be used in color constancy studies or surface reflectance studies. There images of various scene types: Urban scenery, Forest & Motorways, Snow & Seaside, Natural objects 01, Natural objects 02, Natural objects 03, Natural objects 04.


The list of images is available at the link: Link:

References and Citation

  • PBV10: Parraga, C. A., Baldrich, R. & Vanrell, M. Accurate Mapping of Natural Scenes Radiance to Cone Activation Space: A New Image Dataset. in CGIV 2010/MCS'10 - 5th European Conference on Colour in Graphics, Imaging, and Vision - 12th International Symposium on Multispectral Colour Science. (Society for Imaging Science and Technology ).
  • PVV09: Párraga, C. A., Vazquez-Corral, J., & Vanrell, M. (2009). A new cone activation-based natural images dataset. Perception, 36(Suppl), 180.
  • VPV09Vazquez,: J., Párraga, C. A., Vanrell, M., & Baldrich, R. (2009). Color Constancy Algorithms: Psychophysical Evaluation on a New Dataset. Journal of Imaging Science and Technology, 53(3), 0311051-0311059.