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Understanding Digital Cameras by Jon Tarrant

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CHAPTER 16

Colour Quality

Combining some of the information in the previous two chapters it is possible to state that all digital cameras output image files that, either directly or indirectly, conform with universal standards regarding the format of their data yet obtain this data using sensors that may be very different from each other. Ensuring a consistent pixel arrangement and bit-depth is fairly straight-forward but guaranteeing consistent colour is much harder, especially since colour is both a technical and a subjective topic about which different manufacturers have different ideas when it comes to optimum image quality.

As was mentioned briefly in Chapter 14 on digital quality, there are various approaches that manufacturers have taken ...

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