Image Quality Assessment has diverse applications. A number of Image Quality measures are proposed, but none is proved to be true representative of human perception of image quality. We have subjectively investigated spectral distance based and human visual system based image quality measures for their effectiveness in representing the human perception for images corrupted with white noise. Each of the 160 images with various degrees of white noise is subjectively evaluated by 50 human subjects, resulting in 8000 human judgments. On the basis of evaluations, image independent human perception values are calculated. The perception values are plotted against spectral distance based and human visual system based image quality measures. The performance of quality measures is determined by graphical observations and polynomial curve fitting, resulting in best performance by Human Visual System Absolute norm.