Contrast

The tonal change in color from light to dark.
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Contrast

A common term used in reference to the video picture dynamic range, i.e., the difference between the darkest and the brightest parts of an image.
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Contrast

A subjective judgment of the difference in brightness and density between shadow and highlight areas in an image. Contrast is affected by lighting, lens flare, film type, degree of development, enlarger type and quality of printing.
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contrast

A subjective feeling that graphic elements (such as fonts) are different but work together well. This gives a feeling of variety without losing harmony. Within a particular font, contrast also refers to the variety of stroke thicknesses that make up the characters. Helvetica has low contrast and Bodoni has high contrast.
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contrast

[n] - the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared 2. [n] - the perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different colors 3. [n] - (photography) the range of optical density and tone on a photographic negative or print (or the extent to which adjacent areas on a television screen differ in brightness) 4. [n] ...
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contrast

Relationship between tones on negative or print. The range of grey tones produced between black and white.
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Contrast

The degree of density difference between tones in an image or the ratio between the maximum and minimum brightness values. A high contrast image will have deep or intense blacks and detailed or spectral whites which may or may not include a full range of middle value tones. A low contrast image is generally an image with all its tones placed in the...
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Contrast

To adjust viewing on your monitor
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Contrast

The difference in reflectance between the black and white (or bar and space) areas of a symbol
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Contrast

The degree of tones in an image ranging from highlight to shadow.
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Contrast

The degree of difference between light and dark areas in an image. Extreme lights and darks give an image high contrast. An image with a wide tonal range has lover contrast.
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Contrast

Contrast: Short for 'contrast media.' Contrast media are X-ray dyes used to provide contrast, for example, between blood vessels and other tissue.
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Contrast

The difference in brightness between the lightest and darkest parts of a photographic subjects, negative, prints or slide. Contrast is affected by the subject brightness, lighting, film type degree of development, the grade and surface of the printing paper, and the type of enlarger head used. The range of difference in the light to dark areas of a...
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Contrast

Indicates the difference between the darkest black and the brightest white. The higher the contrast ratio, the darker the black value on the projection screen. There are two different measuring methods: Full on/off: In a dark room the brightness of the projection screen is measured at full white and full black. This process does not consider the re...
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Contrast

Con┬Ětrast' intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Contrasted ; present participle & verbal noun Contrasting .] [ French contraster , Late Latin contrastare to resist, withstand, from Latin contra + stare to...
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Contrast

Con┬Ětrast' transitive verb 1. To set in opposition, or over against, in order to show the differences between, or the comparative excellences and defects of; to compare by difference or contrariety of qualities; as, to contrast the present with the past. 2. (Fine Arts) To...
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Contrast

Con'trast (kŏn'trȧst) noun [ French contraste : confer Italian contrasto .] 1. The act of contrasting, or the state of being contrasted; comparison by contrariety of qualities. « place the prospect of the soul In sober contrast with reality. Wordswor...
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contrast

A dye injected intravenously during X-ray studies, for example CT, to enhance the image of a tumour. In MR studies, the contrast is called gadolinium. The use of contrast may rarely result in some adverse effects: it also increases the cost (but also accuracy in many cases) of the scan. ... (16 Dec 1997) ...
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contrast

noun the act of distinguishing by comparing differences
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contrast

noun the range of optical density and tone on a photographic negative or print (or the extent to which adjacent areas on a television screen differ in brightness)
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contrast

noun the perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different colors
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contrast

direct contrast noun the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared; `in contrast to`, `by contrast`
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contrast

counterpoint verb to show differences when compared; be different; `the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities`
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contrast

verb put in opposition to show or emphasize differences; `The middle school teacher contrasted her best student`s work with that of her weakest student`
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Contrast

• (n.) The act of contrasting, or the state of being contrasted; comparison by contrariety of qualities. • (n.) Opposition or dissimilitude of things or qualities; unlikeness, esp. as shown by juxtaposition or comparison. • (v. i.) To stand in opposition; to exhibit difference, unlikeness, or opposition of qualities. • (v. t.) T...
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