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Chapter 6. Optimizing Grayscale Images > Ben's Techno-Babble Decoder Ring

Ben's Techno-Babble Decoder Ring

Unsharp Mask— A term used to describe the traditional process of sharpening an image by combining a blurry (unsharp) version of the image with a normal version. The idea behind Unsharp Mask is to increase contrast and therefore detail.

Minimum Highlight Dot— The smallest halftone dot that is reproducible using a particular printing process. This is usually measured as a percentage and reflects the lowest percentage of ink that will not lose detail when printed.


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