Why 'more or less stopped using ISO'?

Started Feb 19, 2014 | Questions thread
crames Regular Member • Posts: 192
Re: Maybe this will help.

Luke Kaven wrote:

The technical definitions given by engineering "standards" organizations are often instrumentally useful, and bear some relationship to the phenomena they are intended to describe.

But you have to understand that these are metaphoric uses of the words in question. A standards organization is not an authority on semantics. The subjective aspects in our judgments about "brightness" can be argued to be essential to the semantics of the term.

Sorry, not getting your point. The statement I responded to began with, "CIE states that brightness..."

In the context of the CIE it has a clear meaning describing one of the subjective aspects of color.

Clearly the word has been abused and misused here on DPR, where it has become a synonym for lightness, luminance, illuminance, ISO, etc. etc., despite a very long history of use in photography and color reproduction that agrees with the CIE definition.

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