A Vision-Based Method for the Assessment of Colour Fastness to Washing

SN Niles
2017 International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology  
Colour fastness is a major factor governing the durability and acceptability of a textile-based product. The most common prevalent method for assessing colour fastness is by means of manual rating using grey scales. This process is subjective, and the rating may depend on the skill and experience of the assessor. While digital methods are available they are very costly. This research aims to propose a method to rate colour fastness using a cost-effective method using image processing. Images of
more » ... ocessing. Images of fabrics before and after washing were captured and then processed using a programme developed by the researchers. Based on the cie de2000 colour difference formula the delta e value between the two fabrics was calculated and the corresponding grey scale rating identified.
doi:10.22214/ijraset.2017.2081 fatcat:a6shlyehgjhrbnmqv24ehpmwvm