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Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers 2018 by Martin Evening

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Chapter 6

Extending the dynamic range

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For some time now, everyone has become preoccupied with counting the numbers of pixels in a digital capture as if this is the one benchmark of image quality that matters above all else. Size isn’t everything though and it is really the quality of the pixel capture we should be concerned with most. The one thing people haven’t focused on so much is the dynamic range of a camera sensor. Dynamic range refers to the ability of a sensor to capture the greatest range of tones from the minimum recordable shadow point to the brightest highlights and this is what we are going to focus on here in this chapter. ...

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