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Photographic Multishot Techniques by Rainer Gulbins, Juergen Gulbins

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7 Enhancing Microcontrast

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Even the most impressive, well-composed and correctly exposed digital image can still be improved by increasing microcontrast at the post-processing stage. This is especially true of stitched panoramas or super-resolution images. The term “microcontrast” (or “local contrast”, as it is also known), refers to the contrast between two neighboring pixels with different brightness or color values. Microcontrast can be increased using a technique similar to image sharpening, and can make your images significantly more vivid and vibrant. This particularly applies to images containing delicate structures, such as leaves or grass ...

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