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Basic Photographic Materials and Processes, 3rd Edition by Nanette L. Salvaggio

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Chapter 7

Micro-Image Evaluation

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Bloom by Douglas Gaston IV, Biomedical Photographic Communications student, Rochester Institute of Technology

 

Image Characteristics

The small-scale image characteristics of graininess, sharpness, and detail (collectively called definition) strongly influence picture quality. A photographer can produce a print that has good tone-reproduction qualities but suffers in overall quality because of excessive graininess, lack of sharpness, or insufficient detail. For this reason, it is important to understand small-scale image characteristics and how they relate to the choice of photographic materials, equipment, and ...

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