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Chapter 16.  Correcting Image Color  > Correcting Brightness and Contrast

Correcting Brightness and Contrast

Brightness generally refers to the amount of light (overall lightness) in the image, and contrast refers to the difference between the lightest points and the darkest points in the image. Adding brightness to an image can soften its appearance, whereas increasing contrast can make an image appear a bit more well-defined. You adjust both brightness and contrast in the same dialog box, as shown next.




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