This Multispectral Image Calibration Program Lets You See Like Animals

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Aug 11, 2015
References: nasa.gov & gizmag
The Multispectral Image Calibration and Analysis Toolbox is a piece of free software, developed by a group of scientists from the University of Exeter in the UK, that allows you to see the colors in photographs the way that various animals would see them.

To use the software, you start by selecting an animal from the provided list of species. You can then take a photo and load it onto your computer. The program them automatically calibrates it and outputs a different version of the photo in which the colors appear just as they would to the species you selected.

So for example, if the chosen creature was a non-primate mammal, the red spectrum would be missing. If it were a reptile or insect, the colors would be based on a mix of four or more primary colors.

This software is a fantastic way to truly see the world through the eyes of different animals, and gain an appreciation for the role of color in visual perception.