Patent Number: 7,737,991

Title: Method of visualizing a color deviation

Abstract: A method of visualizing a color deviation of an actual color on a vehicle panel being painted utilizing a computer. A reference color image is displayed on a monitor to confirm that the reference color image is the appropriate color image relating to the actual color. Differences between that displayed reference color image and the actual color are inputted into the computer and the reference image is then translated into a revised color image. The revised color image is displayed on the monitor along with the reference color image such that a user can visually compare the differences between that displayed reference color image and displayed revised color image. The displayed revised color image can then be compared to the actual color to determine if any color deviations between the revised color image and the actual color remain.

Inventors: McClanahan; Craig J. (Bowling Green, OH)

Assignee: BASF Corporation

International Classification: G09G 5/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2022-06-15 0:00:00