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21Image Management and Processing Foundations

The camera’s ability to sense and record an image mimics, but in no way matches, the actual perceptive qualities of human vision. Fortunately, we are able to digitally alter, or post-process the images recorded by the camera to more accurately reflect what we perceive. Often, more than a single image is required to fully capture the essence of what we are able to see, or to correct an artifact in the image. This chapter briefly outlines the essential steps of image management and post-processing of a single image. We will cover basic methods to adjust the image’s brightness, contrast, sharpness, ...

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